China Railway Group Limited (Crec), the contractor of the Padma Bridge Rail Link Project, today donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other safety gears to Bangladesh to help it fight the Covid-19.
The donated items include 10,080 N95 particulate respirators, 40,000 disposable surgical masks, 1,000 medical protection gowns, 400 units of medical goggles and 500 Covid-19 detection kits.
The safety items were given to Kurmitola General Hospital and Combined Military Hospital in the capital.
Crec representative Wang Kun handed over the protective gears to Bangladesh Army representative Colonel Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury and Kurmitola General Hospital Assistant Director Lt Colonel Dr Abdul Wahab at a programme held at the Crec office in the city, said a press release.
On the occasion, Wang Kun said, "Drawing from China's experience, fast and accurate testing and adequate PPE for medical professionals are essential for curbing Covid-19."
"Being a trustworthy member of Bangladesh, we would like to stand by the country in its fight against the virus," he said.
Wang Kun also said the Crec will try its utmost to provide more assistance if the Covid-19 situation worsens in Bangladesh.
As per Wang Kun, the execution of both Padma Bridge Rail Link Project and Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project remains uninterrupted despite the current difficulties arising from Covid-19. All those resources are being utilised properly to ensure zero infection among its Chinese and local staff.
Both Colonel Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury and Lt Colonel Dr Abdul Wahab expressed their gratitude to the Crec for its timely help to fight against Covid-19.
The virulent virus that is believed to have started spreading from China already claimed 74,816 lives across the world and infected 1,348,184 people globally.