PUST receives ambulance gifted by India
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, January 13: An ambulance has been provided by the people and government of India for emergency medical care and trauma life support at Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST).
The ambulance was handed over to the university authorities by Assistant High Commissioner of India to Rajshahi Sanjeev Kumar Bhati on Wednesday (January 12) afternoon.
He later addressed a brief exchange of views at the university's Independence Square as the chief guest. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Rostam Ali addressed the gathering on behalf of the university.
In March last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bangladesh and announced to provide life support ambulances. As part of this, India has provided 109 life support ambulances to Bangladesh.
India has been cooperating with Bangladesh in various ways in the fight against Covid-19. India has provided assistance through PPE kits, medical equipment, testing kits, vaccine supply and experience sharing workshops to enhance medical capabilities. As a close friend of Bangladesh, India has been assisting Bangladesh in its capacity to improve public health and welfare of the people. The university authorities especially thank the Government of India for donating this modern ambulance worth around Rs 1.5 crore.
Earlier, the Indian Assistant High Commissioner paid homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with flowers on his mural after inspecting the Independence Square and an under-construction temple at the university.