Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata handed over 2 thousand and 672 boxes of medicines and protective items to the representative of Indian Red Cross Society at Petrapole today. The four covered vans containing these medicines reached the Benapole-Petrapole land port this morning. Being instructed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and coordinated and facilitated by the Foreign Ministry, these medicines, produced by Essential Drugs Co Ltd., were sent by the Health Ministry. The consignment contains 18 different kinds of COVID-19 related medicines which includes antibiotics, paracetamols, different kind of injections/vials and hand sanitizers etc.
Bangladesh sent the first consignment of 10 thousand vials of antiviral injection Remdisivir on 6 May 2021 as gifts for the Indian people at the backdrop of unprecedented surge of COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her sympathy for the Indian people and reiterated support to stand by her closest neighbor India during their critical time and expressed readiness to offer support in every possible way.