The High Commission of India in Bangladesh handed over a Life Support Ambulance and essential medical supplies to the Kumudini Hospital in Mirzapur. High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami handed over the ambulance and oxygen cylinders, respiratory support equipment etc to the Managing Director of the Kumudini Welfare Trust Rajiv Prasad Shaha on Thursday.
The brand new ambulance is fitted with modern, critical life saving equipment. It can be used by the paramedics and first responders to provide emergency care and trauma life support to patients en-route to hospital for treatment.
The ambulance and medical supplies will support an extension of the excellent work being undertaken by the Kumudini hospital in serving the people in and around Mirzapur and Tangail, both through the COVID pandemic and beyond it as well. The gift represents India’s unswerving and long-term commitment to its unique and special friendship with the Bangladeshi people, said the press release issued by the High Commission of India.
The ambulance is part of the overall programme for supply of 109 Life Support Ambulances, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Bangladesh in March 2021.
High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami paid respect at the Durga Pandal within the Kumudini complex in Tangail. Greeting everyone on the occasion, the High Commissioner said that the joyous celebration of Puja by all communities reflects the inclusive tradition of the Bangladeshi people.