Forty more life support ambulances have arrived in Petrapole and will leave for Dhaka today after getting clearance at Benapole land custom check post.
The remaining 38 ambulances are expected to arrive in Dhaka by mid-September. These ambulances are intended to support the Bangladesh government's extensive effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and underline India's continuing and long-term commitment to partner with the fraternal people of Bangladesh. During the state visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh on 26-27 March 2021, he had announced the gift of 109 life support ambulances to the Bangladesh government, to further enhance healthcare, especially in the shared effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic
In fulfilment of that commitment, 31 ambulances that had arrived earlier were handed over to the Bangladesh government on August 17.