Bashundhara Group’s Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir has talked about the initiative of setting up a 5,000-bed makeshift hospital for the treatment of Covid-19 patients at the International Convention City Bashundhara in the capital.
Terming the virus pandemic as the national crisis for Bangladesh, Sayem Sobhan Anvir said that the nation had not experienced such a situation after 1971.With the full heart, Bashundhara Group came forward to stand beside the government in its battle against the coronavirus offering an opportunity of running a 5,000-bed hospital at the well-equipped International Convention City, Bashundhara, said Sayem Sobhan adding that the government also accepted the proposal.
The Bashundhara Group Managing Director said this in an interview with private TV channel News24 on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday accepted the proposal of Bashundhara Group of setting up a 5000-bed hospital to help in the treatment of patients infected with the deadly coronavirus.
Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan sent a written proposal to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) expressing the desire to set up hospitals amid the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Sayem Sobhan Anvir formally handed over the proposal to Principal Secretary Dr Ahmed Kaikaus at the PMO to get the approval of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Bashundhara Group proposed that a trade centre with 1,50,000 square feet and four convention centres with 90,000 square feet can be turned into hospitals as the country has been fighting to contain the spread of coronavirus.The premier welcomed the offer and thanked the group for its humanitarian gesture. The group also donated Tk 100 million to the PM’s relief fund to help the government facing the upcoming challenges.
The COVID-19, first reported in China’s Wuhan, has been spread up to 200 countries across the globe.