Monday, 8 August, 2022

GP, BRCS to stand by flood-affected people

Grameenphone has been facilitating flood-affected communities in partnership with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to help fight the ordeal through relief and rehabilitation efforts.

Four medical camps have hence been deployed in Netrokona, Sylhet, and Sunamganj, providing medical consultancy and necessary medicines to the flood affected people in the nearby impacted upazilas free of cost, said a press release.

 The teams have been dedicated to working from June 29 and are expecting to offer treatment to more than 6 thousand patients throughout the 10-day initiative, finishing on July 8 in 2022.

Till July 3, 2173 patients have been treated through 4 medical teams. Netrokona Sadar, Barhatta, Kalmakanda, Dakshin Surma, Kanaighat, Osmaninagar, Balaganj, Bishwanath, Companiganj, Gowainghat, Bishwambarpur, and Sunamganj Sadar are the upazilas that are set to be covered under this collective effort from Grameenphone and BDRCS.

Besides the medical camps, soon, there shall also be 15 thousand food relief packs distributed among 15 thousand families as one week's essential food supply for each family.

Earlier, Grameenphone offered 10 minutes of free talk time for the Grameenphone users struggling in the inundated areas to help them reach out to meet survival needs.