The health minister handed over the ambulances to the directors of hospitals across the country
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday received a gift of 109 cardiac ambulances from India to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami handed over the ambulance keys to the minister at the city's Central Medical Stores Depot (CMSD) of the Directorate General of Health Services.
The health minister said: “In this trying time of Covid-19 India has once again marked its friendship toward Bangladesh with the ambulance gift from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
“These ambulances will contribute to increasing the capacity of the hospitals across the country,” he added.
Moreover, the country's Hospital Service Management bought 21 ambulances and 60 more were bought under the Upazila Health Care Operation Plan.
Minister Maleque handed over the ambulances to the directors and representatives of the country’s remote area hospitals and to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, National Heart Disease Hospital, and Dhaka North City Covid-dedicated hospital.