Covid-19: US again delivers medical supplies to Bangladesh


US Ambassador Earl R Miller hands over emergency medical supplies sent to Bangladesh through USAID at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday, June 7, 2021 Courtesy

$84 million in Covid-19 assistance sent to Bangladesh from the US since March 2020

The US on Monday sent its most recent shipment of emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

The medical supplies were sent to Bangladesh through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), according to a US Embassy press release.

The latest delivery brings the total of US pandemic assistance to Bangladesh to more than $84 million.

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller presented Toufiq Islam Shatil, director general, Americas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Kabir Ahmed, joint secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance; Dr Mohammad Robed Amin, line director, Non-Communicable Disease Control (NCDC); Dr Md Zahidul Islam, deputy director, hospitals, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS); and Dr Moinul Ahsan, civil surgeon, Dhaka, with the emergency medical supplies.

The supplies include critical personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals and other frontline workers, as well as fingertip pulse oximeters to measure the oxygen levels of patients.