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Japan provides medical equipment for combating Covid-19

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Japan provides medical equipment for combating Covid-19

Japan has provided medical equipment for combating COVID-19 in Bangladesh.

The medical equipment (CT Scanner, X-ray Machine) provided through the Japanese grant aid is expected to strengthen the health system of hospitals, in particular, ICUs treating COVID-19 patients in Bangladesh, said the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka.

In Bangladesh,  enhancing the capacity of medical institutions is an urgent issue in the fight against Covid-19, said the Embassy.

Ito Naoki, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, and Fatima Yasmin, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, on Thursday signed the exchange of notes on Japanese grant aid “Economic and Social Development Programme” (JPY 1.0 billion, about USD 10 million) representing the respective governments on Thursday through videoconference.

The government of Japan has so far provided approximately USD 12 million as the emergency support to tackle COVID-19 in Bangladesh through international organizations - UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR, UNDP, FAO, UNWomen and IFRC, and provided PPE to hospitals though JICA.

The Government of Japan will extend further support in Bangladesh, and continue to take a leading and active approach to overcome this global crisis, said the Embassy.

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