StanChart announces Tk 135m action plan for Covid-19 response

Staff Correspondent

23 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

StanChart announces Tk 135m action plan for Covid-19 response

Standard Chartered Bangladesh has announced a Tk 135 million strategic action plan that supports healthcare and immediate assistance, regenerate livelihood and catalyse long-term growth.

The new measures announced for 2021 include: Immediate assistance through emergency food relief distribution for Covid-19 affected marginalised communities, health support, medical equipment for healthcare facilities and frontline health workers, oxygen concentrators for impacted patients, medical treatment support for critically impacted patients, awareness building drive focusing on prevention of and protection from Covid-19, and post-Covid-19 health care, livelihood regeneration, livelihood regeneration through gainful employment opportunities, entrepreneurship support programme, long-term growth catalysis through education support programme.

Naser Ezaz Bijoy, CEO, Standard Chartered Bangladesh, said, “Bangladesh has been weathering the Covid-19 storm relatively well, with the risk of another wave imminent, we must remain vigilant. Helping our communities rise above Covid-19 remains as important as ever we are announcing another comprehensive, multi-pronged, Covid-19 response plan for the community.”

Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bangladesh, said, “The pandemic has reshaped our lives permanently and will leave lasting impacts on all of us. While addressing the immediate needs of the Covid-19 affected people will continue to be our priority, we are also focused on building for the longer term, co-investing in healthcare, education, entrepreneurship, and future skills development.”

Throughout the challenges faced during the pandemic, Standard Chartered has made it its mission to stand beside communities across Bangladesh. The Bank’s commitment to support Bangladesh’s continued journey of prosperity saw the bank secure 25 major international awards in 2020.