The US-Bangladesh Business Council, in partnership with Project CURE, an American NGO, donated emergency medical equipment, including 60 oxygen concentrators, to strengthen Bangladesh’s response to Covid-19.
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 members of the US-Bangladesh Business Council Chevron, Excelerate Energy, Metlife and HSBC Bangladesh with support from the US Embassy in Dhaka, USAID and the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington, DC, Department of Foreign Affairs and the Health Services Branch.
“I am proud to see America’s business leaders come together as invaluable partners with this generous donation to help meet the critical health needs of the Bangladeshi people. We must and will continue to use our collective resources to fight this together. pandemic, to protect health and save precious lives, “Chargé d’affaires JoAnne Wagner said, according to a statement from the United States Embassy in Dhaka.
Nisha Biswal, President of the US-Bangladesh Business Council, said the partnership between the board and its members, Project CURE, the US and Bangladeshi governments, demonstrates timely support and a strong friendship between the two countries in the event of need.
“Throughout the Covid pandemic, Chevron has worked hard to continue providing the energy the people of Bangladesh need to overcome the humanitarian and economic challenges of the virus,” Jay R Pryor, vice president of business development at Chevron.