The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has opened a 50-bed dedicated Covid-19 field hospital in the Saltgola area of Chattogram to provide medical treatment to readymade garment (RMG) factory workers and to needy local people.
The hospital was inaugurated through video conference in the seminar room of the Chattogram region office of BGMEA on Thursday.
Minister of Information Dr Hasan Mahmud was the chief guest. The hospital was inaugurated by commerce minister Tipu Munshi. BGMEA president Dr Rubana Huq and Chattogram Division Commissioner ABM Azad were special guests of the event.
Minister of Information Dr Hasan Mahmud thanked the BGMEA and business people for coming forward to help prevent the pandemic in Chattogram.
He said, "The government has taken effective steps through concerted efforts to curb coronavirus infection. This is why Bangladesh has fewer coronavirus patients than that in other countries."
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said, "It may be possible to curb coronavirus infection through joint efforts of public-private partnerships and the BGMEA."
Dr Rubana Huq thanked the people involved in the RMG sector in Chattogram. She urged them to increase free treatment and other facilities at the hospital.
Specialist consultant of the field hospital, Dr AMM Minhazur Rahman and many others were present and spoke at the inauguration function of the hospital.