Cargo flight leaves with medicine, PPEs, test kits on Sunday
A first-ever commercial cargo flight from Pakistan has carried back Covid-19 medicine from Dhaka.
The medicine was provided by local pharmaceutical giant Beximco.
The aircraft landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 8.30pm on Sunday and departed at 10:03pm, said Airport Director Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan.
Beximco Group has provided personal protective equipment (PPE), medicine and testing kits in order to protect critical Covid-19 patients in Pakistan, according to Salman F Rahman, vice-chairman of Beximco Group as well as private industry and investment adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Airport Director Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan said: “A flight transporting Covid-19 medicine for three critically ill patients departed from Bangladesh for Pakistan. The medicine was provided by Beximco Bangladesh.”