Gazi Group, one of the leading business entities in the country, has provided with consignment of life-saving safety gear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to six major hospitals in the capital in two phases to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 pandemic.
The hospitals are Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka Shishu Hospital and Dhaka Metropolitan General Hospital, Mugda Medical College and Hospital, National Chest Disease Institute and Hospital (NIDCH) and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), a press release reads.
These PPEs were handed over to the hospitals for health workers, including doctors, under the direct supervision of Chairman of Gazi Group and Honorable Minister of Textiles and Jute Ministry Golam Dastagir Gazi, MP (Bir Protik).
Lifesaving materials will be distributed to various hospitals and emergency services in the country in phases, it added.
During this time, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital's vice principal Shahadat Hossain Khan said, "All the doctors, nurses and health workers are working to fight Covid-19 in Bangladesh. To protect doctors and health workers, Textiles and Jute minister Golam Dastagir Gazi (Bir Pratik) has given us quality PPE. We are grateful to him."
"Sample tests for the identification of Covid-19 will begin very soon in our lab under the supervision of the Department of Virology here," he said.
Shishu Hospital director Prof Syed Shafi Ahmed said, "The government is working relentlessly to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak in Bangladesh. In this unprecedented situation, the Textiles and Jute Minister provided PPE to ensure safety of health workers, including doctors, particularly those on the frontlines in the healthcare of Covid-19 patients."