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GP staff support corona-hit families

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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GP staff support corona-hit families

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Over 33,300 families have been financially facilitated with efforts from Grameenphone as a first respondent to ‘Dakche Abar Desh’, a Covid response initiative by BRAC.

In addition, Grameenphone employees also stepped forward in solidarity with contributed individually from their monthly salary.

The initiative is a part of a series of Grameenphone's ‘COVID-19 Response’, which plans to tackle the grave impact of the pandemic and help societies, primarily to aid the deeply impacted segment due to lockdown.

‘Dakche Abar Desh’ (Bangladesh Calls Again) has been one such activity designed to stand beside the vulnerable families living in poverty and surviving on daily wages since the inception of the outbreak.

Following a press conference on July 16, Grameenphone announced to team up with BRAC, and so far, 33,333 families have received financial aid through mobile financial services.

Grameenphone has so far provided 50,000 medical-grade PPE to ensure the safety of frontline health professionals in collaboration with DGHS and partnered with government and private organizations like a2i, BTRC, UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) to organize initiatives like ‘Bangladesh Challenge,’, ‘Amar Ghore Amar School,’ and to create mass awareness around COVID 19 health advisories.