The BGMEA Hospital at the Chattogram Export Processing Zone is being converted into a 50-bed Covid-19 isolation centre.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has completed all the necessary preparations in this regard, said a press release.
The BGMEA took the initiative as part of its social responsibility to provide medical assistance to the coronavirus patients.
Poor garment factory workers and people infected with the novel coronavirus from the surrounding areas will get treatment free of cost at the hospital, the press release reads.
Arrangements have been made to supply high flow oxygen in the hospital. Necessary approval from the authorities concerned has been obtained and new manpower including doctors, nurses and lab technicians have been recruited.
MA Salam, first vice-president of BGMEA said, "In response to the alarming rise of coronavirus patients, the BGMEA started converting the hospital into a 50-bed Covid-19 isolation centre."
The BGMEA is also planning to set up a PCR testing lab – including a sample collection booth – at the hospital, the press release said.