US to provide Bangladesh 100 ventilators for COVID-19 treatment


Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Thursday said, “America has stood by Bangladesh during any disaster in the country and, the US is sending at least 100 new ventilators to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

The minister was speaking at a press briefing after a meeting on the handover of ventilators and gas analyzer machines at Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital at 3pm on Thursday.

State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak, Director General of the Directorate of Health Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Edward Biegun, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller and other senior officials were present.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged their practical experiences in tackling the coronavirus crisis.

On the occasion, Deputy Secretary Biegun assured all possible assistance from the US to Bangladesh once vaccine production starts in future and committed to extend all possible assistance to Bangladesh to get the vaccine as soon as possible.❐


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