The Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has provided 11,000 units of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), to help the country fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Among the protective suits, about 1,000 are specially designed to prevent transmission while treating Covid-19 patients and the rest are for frontline health workers such as doctors, nurses and others, read a press release.
On behalf of the FICCI, President Rupali Haque Chowdhury handed over the protective suits to the Acting Director General of DGHSProfessor Dr Nasima Sultanaduring a ceremony.
Executive Committee Member of FICCI Shwapna Bhowmick and Executive Director TIM Nurul Kabir were also present at the event.
On the occasion, Rupali Chowdhury reiterated the commitment of all the members of FICCIas well as the multinational companies operating in Bangladesh to help the government and healthcare professionals fight the crisis while claiming that it is their responsibility.
She expressed her gratitude to the garment manufacturer Youngones Bangladesh for locally producing the international standard personal protective suits and thanked the Directorate General of Drug Administration for providing necessary guidance in this regard.
She also extended her thanks to other relevant stakeholders including, the DGHSand the Customs Bond Commissionerate of National Board of Revenue.
Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, FICCI members have been supporting the government, communities, and development agencies at various levels to overcome the crisis.