Grameen Fabrics and Fashion Ltd. (GFFL) has been manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) for the safety of doctors, nurses and health care workers in Bangladesh as a part of their responsibility to the society.
Till now, the organization has manufactured 25,000 safety gowns, majority of which has gone to different hospitals and healthcare institutions of the country, said a press release by the company on Thursday.
GFFL is set to manufacture an additional 20,000 PPEs for doctors, nurses and health personnel who are engaged at Intensive Care Units (ICU).
In addition, preparations are being taken to prepare and distribute PPE sets that include imported N95 masks, hand gloves, protective goggles.
Financed by Grameen Telecom, GFFL is set to manufacture 50,000 PPE pieces. 25,000 of those have already been produced and distributed. The organization has distributed more than 2,000 PPE (gown) to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialized Hospital & Nursing College, Director General, Nursing & Midwifery Directorate, Centre for Woman and Child Health and Shahid Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College and Hospital, Gazipur.
Grameen Telecom is continuing its distribution of daily food supplies on a weekly basis to identified poor communities in various regions of the country.