In a compassionate response to the recent Israeli airstrike on Al-Ahli al-Arabi Hospital in Gaza, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken swift action. She ordered the country’s Health Minister, Zahid Maleque, to urgently dispatch medical supplies to aid hundreds of people injured in the tragic incident, which occurred on October 17th.
This decisive order came during a phone call on October 18th, underlining Bangladesh’s commitment to providing essential support in times of crisis. The Health Minister shared this news while addressing a gathering organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, commemorating Sheikh Russel Day at the secretariat.
In his statement, Health Minister Zahid Maleque emphasized the empathy and understanding demonstrated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina towards the Palestinian people’s suffering. He noted that she could relate to the pain experienced by women and children who fell victim to Israel’s attack, drawing parallels to her own past experiences of suffering.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s personal history, particularly the tragic loss of her child, Baby Russell, has deepened her empathy for innocent and vulnerable individuals in distress. Despite potential global repercussions, she remains steadfast in advocating for the Palestinian people, ordering her government to extend support during these trying times.
The Health Minister affirmed their commitment to respond swiftly to the urgent medical needs in Gaza. The Bangladesh government’s proactive approach to this humanitarian crisis highlights the nation’s commitment to global solidarity and its dedication to alleviating suffering when and where it occurs.