One of the plants will be set up at Dhaka Medical College Hospital while another was handed over to Bangladesh Navy
An Indian Navy ship, carrying two medical oxygen plants and medical equipment, arrived at Chittagong port on Thursday.
The Indian ship, Savitri, anchored at NCT jetty No 5 of the port in the morning.
“The ship carries 2 Mobile Oxygen Plants as a gift from people of India to people of Bangladesh to support the fight against Covid-19,” the Indian High Commission in Bangladesh tweeted.
“Indian Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Savitri departed Visakhapatnam on 30 August 2021 and is enroute to Chittagong, Bangladesh to support the ongoing efforts of the Bangladesh military and government agencies in combating the ongoing wave of the Covid pandemic in their country. The ship will arrive on September 2 carrying two 960 LPM Medical Oxygen Plants (MOP), one each for Bangladesh Navy and Dhaka Medical College,” the Defence Ministry of India in a statement on August 31.
It added that India and Bangladesh have a close, long-standing relationship covering a wide spectrum of activities and interactions, which has strengthened over the years. The people of India and Bangladesh also share close cultural bonds and a shared vision of democratic society and a rules-based order.
Chief Staff Officer Captain Moyeen welcomed Savitri Commander Robi Shing with a bouquet.
Commanding Officer Navy Hospital of BNS Patenga M Mahbubur Rahman and Chattogram divisional health director Hasan Shahriar received the documents of the oxygen plants.
Captain Moyeen said the oxygen plants having capacity of producing 60 litres of oxygen per minute were gifted by India to support Bangladesh in its fight against Covid-19.
One of the plants will be set up at Dhaka Medical College Hospital while another was handed over to Bangladesh Navy for installing it at BNS Patenga.