Bengaluru: In a continued exhibition of India’s commitment towards extending a helping hand to countries at the time of crisis, India handed over 3,00 vials of Remdesivir to Myanmar. 

Army chief General MM Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla handed over the vials to state counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Ambassador of India to Myanmar, Saurabh Kumar, along with Naravane and Shringla called on Suu Kyi at Naypyitaw on Monday, during which they discussed important bilateral issues, as per reports. 

“As part of India’s contribution to help a friendly neighbour Myanmar fight against Covid-19, General Naravane and Shringla handed over 3,000 vials of Remdesivir to Suu Kyi,” a tweet in this regard said. 

Remdesivir is an intravenous antiviral drug, which is used to treat Covid-19. Incidentally, US President Donald Trump, who tested positive for Covid-19 last week, is also being administered the same drug.