KOICA gives medical supplies to Mugda Hospital

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has supported the Mugda Medical College and General Hospital in Dhaka with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and medical supplies to help battle the Covid-19 pandemic.

The medical equipment includes ICU bed, patient monitor, ECG machine, ICU ventilator, suction machine, syringe pump, infusion pump, pulse oximeter, nebulizer, and KN95 masks along with other relevant items to strengthen the hospital’s treatment facility, the development agency of South Korea said on Wednesday.

Korea’s experience in combating COVID-19 has been praised internationally for its 3T (Test-Trace-Treat) strategy.In this backdrop, KOICA Bangladesh Country Director Doh Young-Ah said they are glad to stand by Bangladesh in its COVID-19 fight and will continue rendering its assistance to curb the pandemic and improve working conditions of frontliners who are risking their lives to save the life of others amid the outbreak.

Director of Mugda Medical College and General Hospital Md. Rawshan Anwar thanked KOICA for extending its support.

KOICA has been maintaining close cooperation with Mugda Hospital under its largest bilateral project in Bangladesh- ‘National Institute of Advanced Nursing Education & Research’- country’s first post graduate nursing institute, along with Worlds Friends Korea programme. Some Korean nurses are actively providing their expert voluntary service, KOICA said.

 KOICA- government aid agency of the Republic of Korea- implements Korea's grant aid and technical cooperation supporting the socio-economic development of partner countries assures to stand by Bangladesh in this time of grave need that calls for unity.