The United States, through the US Embassy in Dhaka and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has delivered 100 state-of-the-art ventilators to Bangladesh that it had pledged earlier to assist the country's fight against Covid-19.
Speaking at an event held for handing over the ventilators at Kurmitola General Hospital today, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller said the Covid-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented global health threat and only partnership and cooperation between nations can ensure a healthy future for the people.
"This donation complements Bangladesh's ongoing efforts to combat Covid-19 and demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the United States to supporting the people of Bangladesh through this crisis," he said.
The donation fulfills the US government's offer of these critically needed supplies, supports Bangladesh's urgent response to the pandemic, and contributes to the 'Strengthening Public Health Cooperation for a Safer Economy' goal outlined in the September 30th high-level consultation between United States and Bangladesh.
The US-manufactured ventilators represent the best of cutting-edge technology from the United States, said the US Embassy in Dhaka.
In addition to the ventilators, USAID is funding equipment, service plans, and giving technical assistance to support their installation and also training on use of the ventilators.