Bangladesh sending life-saving medicines for flood-hit people of Myanmar
7 August 2015, Nirapad News: At the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is sending life-saving medicines worth about Taka one crore for the flood-hit people of Myanmar.
The medicines weighing about one tonne would be sent to Myanmar through a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at 12.30 pm tomorrow, PM’s Press Wing sources said.
Senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) including PM’s Principal Secretary Md Abul Kalam Azad visited the Central Medical Stores Depot at Tejgaon here this morning to see the medicines that would be sent to Myanmar.
Health Secretary Syed Manjurul Islam, Maritime Affairs Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rear Admiral Khurshid Alam, Director General of Health Deen Mohammad Nurul Haque and other senior officials of the PMO, the Foreign Ministry and the Health Ministry were present on the occasion, the sources said.
Talking to reporters, the PM’s Principal Secretary said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is very much sincere and always ready to provide any kind of humanitarian assistance for the necessity of Bangladesh’s neighbours.
Replying to a question, he said the Myanmar government is yet to make any request to Bangladesh for sending medical team. “But we are always ready to send medical team there for their necessity,” he said.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to send emergency relief materials like life-saving medicines & kits, water purification tablets, blankets and tents to Myanmar for its flood-hit people.