KOICA donates medical supplies to BSMMU

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 12:56, May 18, 2020 | Updated : 12:59, May 18, 2020



CoronaKorea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) office in Dhaka collaboration with KBAA (KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association) has donated emergency medical supplies to the BSMMU, Fiver Clinic, to help with COVID-19 response in Bangladesh.

The supplies included COVID-19 prevention items including oxygen concentrators, medical masks, medicines, and other relevant items to improve working conditions of health workers in BSMMU, says a KOICA press release.

The Republic of Korea’s experience of combatting COVID-19 is well-known in the world, for its 3T (Test-Trace-Treat) strategies.

In this regards, Country Director of KOICA Bangladesh, Ms. Do young-ah mentioned “This could be a great momentum for KOICA to support COVID-19 response in Bangladesh. On behalf of Korean government, KOICA will take the necessary measure to curve the epidemic in Bangladesh but also improve working condition of health workers.”

President of KBAA, Monzur Hossain, said “I am glad that we could contribute for the not only patients but also health works in field level. We, KBAA collaboration with KOICA, are willing to expand our social responsibility activities for the vulnerable groups in Bangladesh.”

KOICA is a government aid agency of the Republic of Korea, founded in 1991 and established its Bangladesh office in 1993. KOICA implements Korea’s grant aid and technical cooperation, supporting the socio-economic development of partner countries.