Health Minister Zahid Malek has said that India is the first country to stand by Bangladesh in any difficult time. He said this while handing over the keys of 109 cardiac ambulances donated by India at CMSD in Tejgaon on Monday. This information was given in a press release of the Ministry of Health.
Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswamy handed over the keys of the ambulances to Bangladesh Health Minister Zahid Malek. Senior Secretary of Health Services Lokman Hossain Mia, Director General of Health Department ABM Khurshid Alam and Director of CMSD Abu Hena Morshed Zaman were present with the Health Minister at the time.
Regarding the gift of an Indian ambulance, Health Minister Zahid Malek said, “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set another example of India’s love for Bangladesh by gifting 109 new high quality cardiac ambulances during these difficult times.”
In addition to the ambulances provided by India 21 ambulances were procured by the hospital service management of the country and 60 more ambulances were procured from the operation plan of the Upazila Health Care.
The health minister handed over the ambulances to the directors and representatives of hospitals in remote areas of the country including Dhaka Medical College Hospital, National Chest Disease Hospital, Dhaka North City Covid Dedicated Hospital.