Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) has donated a large consignment of Oxygen Concentrator Machines to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). This donation is part of Unilever Bangladesh’s pledge to help the nation in its fight against COVID-19. The commitment includes measures such as product donations, creating social awareness, improving health infrastructure, protecting its people, and livelihoods.
During these unparalleled times in Bangladesh when COVID-19 spread is the highest, UBL has partnered with DGHS and donated high quality 100 Oxygen Concentrator Machines. This medical equipment is often used in the treatment of chronic obstructive lung and respiratory diseases that make breathing difficult. These machines will be distributed in all different hospitals of all 8 divisions in consultation with the DHGS.
Unilever will be delivering these Oxygen Concentrators before the Eid-ul-Adha by utilizing its supply chain so that hospitals can support more COVID-19 affected patients in these critical times.
During this event, Shamima Akhter, Head- Corporate Affairs, Partnerships & Communications of Unilever Bangladesh handed over the Oxygen Concentrator Machines to Mr. Prof. Dr. Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, Director General (Health). Some other officials, including Prof. Dr. Meerjady Sabrina Flora, ADG (Planning), Prof. Dr. Nasima Sultana, ADG (Admin), Dr. Sheikh Farid Hossain Miah, Director (Hospital) and Gazi Towhid, Manager, Partnerships & Communications, UBL, were also present on the event.
Unilever Bangladesh has decided to import critical medical equipment like Oxygen Concentrator Machine as Bangladesh is witnessing a national health crisis greatly triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of now, Unilever Bangladesh has invested BDT 27 million for medical equipment and donated BDT 11 million to two hospitals to improve the health infrastructure.
Zaved Akhtar, CEO and Managing Director of UBL said, “We are committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of people and supporting the nation in every way possible. Given our global scale and reach, we could quickly bring in much needed medical equipment like testing
kits and breathing equipment into Bangladesh and provide it to the Bangladesh Government and other reputed healthcare organizations. We believe this timely support will help to continue the Government’s effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to do more in every possible way and remain the trusted partner for Bangladesh. “