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SECOND SHIPMENT OF COVID MEDICAL SUPPLIES FROM USA ARRIVES IN BANGLADESH

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The United States (US) on Thursday sent the second shipment of emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh to combat Covid-19 pandemic, reports BSS.

The latest supplies delivery, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), brings the total of US pandemic assistance to more than $84 million, a US embassy press release said.

US Embassy Dhaka’s deputy chief of mission JoAnne Wagner and USAID Mission Director Derrick S. Brown handed over the supplies to Director of America Wing of foreign ministry Seheli Sabrin at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The shipment includes emergency supplies jointly donated by USAID, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, and Henry Schein, Inc., an American company for healthcare professionals.

On 7 June, the first shipment loaded with additional medical supplies critical for Covid-19 treatment reached Dhaka by a US military flight.

The US has worked closely with Bangladesh since the beginning of the pandemic contributing more than $84 million to date in development and humanitarian assistance while the recent shipments added over $2 million to the total US government contribution to Bangladesh, said the release.

This support builds on the more than $1 billion in US health assistance the US has provided Bangladesh over the past 20 years and underscores the long-term US commitment to ensuring access to quality, lifesaving health services for the people of Bangladesh, said the embassy.