53 thousand 250 bags of saline have arrived in the country in two consignments from India through the Benapole land port of Jessore for the treatment of dengue fever patients.
On Wednesday (September 20), Acting Director of Benapole Port Abdul Jalil confirmed the matter to the media and said that the shipment of saline from India arrived at the port and was sent to Dhaka at night after formalities.
On Wednesday, 27 thousand 780 bags of saline arrived in the country through the Benapole landport of Jessore in a truck. Earlier on Monday (September 18), 25,470 bags of saline arrived in the country. With this, 53,250 bags of saline were imported in two shipments.
On September 9, Health Minister Zahid Malek said that saline would be imported to control the market and keep the supply normal. Many say that there is a shortage of saline in the market. For this, approval has been given to import 7 lakh bags of saline from India. Soon, 3 lakh to 50 thousand bags of saline will come to the country.
Mohammad Kajal, the representative of the saline importing company ‘Ms. Jas Corporation’, said that the imported saline will play a big role in dealing with the crisis and that patients can buy it at a low price. The import price of each bag, including customs duty, is 80 taka. After that, other expenses, including transportation, will be added.
Note that the number of dengue patients has increased at an alarming rate, causing a saline crisis in the country. The government decided to import saline to control the market and keep the supply normal.