Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday handed over medicines and health protection items to the Nepalese Ambassador in Dhaka Dr Banshidhor Mishra for the COVID affected people of Nepal amid the deteriorating situation in the Himalayan nation.
The Ministers handed over the items at a brief ceremony at State guesthouse Padma.
The Foreign Minister handed over a token box of Remdisivir Injection manufactured by BEXIMCO Pharma to the Ambassador as part of 5000 vials of Remdisivir to Nepal from SAARC COVID Emergency Fund created at the instruction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The Remdisivir was transported by Himalayan Airlines to Kathmandu on Tuesday, as arranged by the Nepalese Embassy in Dhaka.
The Health Minister handed over token boxes of Hydroxychloroquine tablets manufactured by Essential Drugs Company, PPE and masks for the friendly Nepalese people.
The Health Ministry is sending a substantive volume of these items which will be transported to Nepal by the Nepalese Embassy soon.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and Health Services Division Secretary Lokman Hossain Miah were also present.