Bashundhara Group, the country’s leading business conglomerate, has provided the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) with personal protective equipment (PPE) and food items to facilitate their professional duties with safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir and Vice-Chairman Safwan Sobhan Tasvir handed over 50,000 masks and 1,400 packets of food items to RAB Director General Benazir Ahmed at the latter’s office in the capital on Monday.On Sunday, Bashundhara Group handed over 50,000 face masks, 500 PPE and 700 packets of food items to Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury. Earlier, Bashundhara Group provided 25,000 face masks for Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to help protect DMP members from the deadly coronavirus.
The company also handed over 1000 PPE and 50,000 face masks to the Directorate General of Medical Service (DGMS). Physicians, nurses and other employees of the DGMS need the PPE for discharging professional duties.
Bashundhara Group is continuing distribution of food items among the distressed people in Dhaka every day.
As part of the corporate social responsibility, Bashundhara Group is going to set up the country’s largest 5,000-bed hospital for corona patients.
Necessary work to set up the hospital is underway. The Group has also donated Tk 100 million to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
The 12th Engineer Battalion of Bangladesh Army and officials of the health ministry have already visited the site of the hospital and expressed satisfaction with the facilities.