Bangladesh donates medical supplies to Sri Lanka | Sunday Observer

Bangladesh donates medical supplies to Sri Lanka

8 May, 2022

The Bangladesh Government donated urgent medical supplies to Sri Lanka’s hospitals, which have run out of essential drugs due to the prevailing forex crisis.

The medical supplies donated are valued at BDT 200 million which is equivalent to US$ 2.32 million.

A simple ceremony was held at the State Guest House Padma in Dhaka on May 5 to mark the occasion. High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Dhaka Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne received the donation in the presence of Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dr A. K. Abdul Momen, Health Minister Zahid Maleque and the President of the Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (BAPI) Nazmul Hassan, MP.

Also present at the ceremony were the Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Director General of Health Prof. Abul Bashar and Director General of Drugs Major General M. D. Mahbubur Rahman.

The goodwill gesture is significant of the long standing bilateral relations, as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year.