Pope Francis has sent ventilators to 12 countries, including Bangladesh to provide medical assistance to those affected by the global coronavirus pandemic. The Vatican’s Office of Papal Charities said in a statement on Friday.
Out of the 35 ventilators by the Pope – Brazil, Venezuela and Haiti received four each. The aid has also been sent to Bangladesh, Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Ukraine and Dominican Republic, the statement said.
These ventilators have been delivered through the local Apostolic Nancy (representatives of religious organizations) or the Vatican embassy. However, the number of ventilators sent to countries other than Brazil, Venezuela and Haiti was not mentioned.
The Vatican statement said Pope Francis had expressed his sympathy for the countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic; Especially in countries where the health care system is facing more crisis.
Earlier, the Pope had sent ventilators to several countries. On April 23, he gave ventilators to hospitals in Romania, Spain and Italy.