Bangladesh hands over medicines, PPE kits to Nepal

Dhaka, May 11 (Agency) Bangladesh on Tuesday handed over medicines and PPE kits to Nepal as part of its medical assistance amid worsening Covid-19 situation in the Himalayan nation. Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen and Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malik handed over medicines and health protection items to the Nepalese Ambassador in Dhaka Banshidhor at State Guest House, Padma.

The Foreign Minister handed over a token box of Remdesivir Injection manufactured by BEXIMCO Pharma to the Ambassador as part of 5000 vials of Remdesivir to Nepal from SAARC COVID Emergency Fund created at the instruction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Remdesivir will be transported by the Himalyan Airlines to Kanthmandu today.

The Health Minister handed over token boxes of Hydrocloroquine tablets manufactured by Essential Drugs Company, PPE and masks. The Health Ministry is sending a substantive volume of these items which will be transported to Nepal by the Nepalese Embassy soon.