GD Assist Ltd, a subsidiary of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited has arranged to evacuate 157 Bangladeshis stranded in Malaysia.
The evacuation is under the initiative of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, High Commission of Bangladesh in Malaysia and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), said a press release issued by the company on Tuesday.
This is by far the first and largest evacuation of Bangladeshis from Malaysia during the coronavirus pandemic.
The flight carrying these 157 Bangladeshis, along with a dead body will arrive in Bangladesh on Wednesday. A chartered flight of a passenger carrier has been hired for bringing them back, which is due to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Wednesday at around 11:30am.
Bangladeshis who are currently stranded in Malaysia have contacted the High Commission of Bangladesh in Malaysia over time for arranging to send them back home. GD Assist started to work towards bringing these Bangladeshis back once commissioned by the High Commission of Bangladesh in Malaysia.
GD Assist Managing Director of Syed Moinuddin Ahmed mentioned that the firm is proud to have been able to continue their efforts of bringing the stranded Bangladeshis back home during the pandemic.
He expressed thankfulness to the High Commission of Bangladesh in Malaysia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CAAB for their prompt support and assistance in the evacuation process.
"After getting necessary approval from authorities concerned to bring the stranded countrymen back home in Bangladesh, GD Assist further arranged for all the passengers to have Covid-19 screening tests in two renowned hospitals in Kualalampur," Moinuddin added.
GD Assist is the largest healthcare management company of Bangladesh working in medical tourism for Bangladeshis.