As a part of Grameenphone’s COVID-19 responses to support the nation, the company has completed the distributon of 50,000 sets of medical-grade full set professional PPE to DGHS selected 12 hospitals.
Medical frontliners of Bangladesh have been courageously fighting the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) for over two months now. To support our “frontline heros” Grameenphone has provided 50,000 sets of medical-grade professional PPE to 12 hospitals. Each set of of PPE consists of protective coverall, KN 95 mask, latex gloves, and goggles.
The PPE were distributed to the following 12 hospitals selected by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to treat COVID-19 patients. Kuwait–Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka Mohanagar General Hospital, Mugda Medical College and Hospital, Narayanganj 300-bed Hospital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Mymensingh Medical College, Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College, Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital, and Infectious Diseases Hospital.
Yasir Azman, CEO, Grameenphone, said, “Grameenphone is thankful to all frontline heroes who have been fighting coronavirus and helping the nation to come across these crises. This is not an easy task by any means, and our health professionals are diligently working towards this noble cause. We believe that we will overcome as united force and support one another in every possible way. I am also thankful to DGHS, along with the people whose passion, commitment, and courage made this possible”
Professor Dr. A.K. Azad, Director General of Health Services (DGHS), said, “I convey my heartfelt gratitude towards Grameenphone for such a well-timed and necessary initiative. During this ongoing pandemic, the safety of health professionals is of utmost importance, and this is a life-saving contribution from Grameenphone. I hope other organizations will be inspired and step forward with such initiatives.”
As a part of its broader COVID-19 response initiatives, Grameenphone has also extended further support to 25,000 doctors selected by DGHS to treat COVID-19 patients by providing them with 30 GB of data every month for the next six months at a token price of BDT 1 per month. Grameenphone, along with BRAC, has started the initiative ‘Dakche Amar Desh’ to donate cash for emergency assistance to 100000 most vulnernablle families across Bangladesh and is also encouraging other individuals and organizations to join the cause.