US-Bangladesh Business Council donates medical equipment to fight Covid
The US-Bangladesh Business Council in partnership with Project CURE, an American NGO, has donated emergency medical equipment, including 60 oxygen concentrators, to bolster Bangladesh's response to Covid-19.
The other supplies include variable positive air pressure units, other oxygen supplies and device accessories -- as well as 45,000 pieces of PPE, including KN95 and N95 masks.
The initiative was developed by US-Bangladesh Business Council members Chevron, Excelerate Energy, Metlife, and HSBC Bangladesh with support from the US Embassy in Dhaka, USAID, and Bangladesh Embassy in Washington, DC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Directorate General of Health Services.
"I am proud to see American business leaders come together as invaluable partners with this generous gift meant to help meet the critical health needs of the Bangladeshi people. We must and will continue to use our collective resources to fight this pandemic together, to protect health and save precious lives," said Chargé d'Affaires JoAnne Wagner, according to a statement of the US Embassy in Dhaka.
Nisha Biswal, president of the US-Bangladesh Business Council, said the partnership between the council and its members, Project CURE, the US and Bangladeshi governments, is a testament to expedient support and strong friendship between the two countries in times of need.
"Throughout the Covid pandemic, Chevron has been working hard to continue providing the energy the people of Bangladesh need to overcome the humanitarian and economic challenges of the virus," Jay R Pryor, Chevron's vice president of business development.