Prime Bank Limited has organised a Healthcare Talk on prevention and treatment of Covid-19 with special focus on hygiene during Eid-ul-Azha with renowned Epidemiologist and President of Thyrocare Bangladesh Dr Anwarul Iqbal.
Dr Anwarul Iqbal, MBBS (Dhaka), MSc (Sweden) joined the two-hour session and shared important health tips to fight Coronavirus and other diseases.
Dr Anwarul Iqbal, who was previously Unit Head, Epidemic Control and Preparedness Programme at International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh elaborated on how to effectively fight Coronavirus with focus on special preventive measures during Eid-ul-Azha.
He shared important hygiene, lifestyle and health safety advice and dispelled a number of public misgivings about Covid-19.
He strictly advised not to visit cattle markets which are highly risky places of spreading the virus and advised to resort to online cattle marketplace.
Dr Anwarul Iqbal, an expert on contagious disease and epidemic in Bangladesh and a Member of World Global Task Force for Epidemics, WHO, emphasised on using mask while going outside of home or office, regularly disinfecting home and office.
He dwelt on occupational safety for bankers and office goers, caring the elders and children, doing daily indoor exercise to stay fit and avoid putting up weight, taking special care of mental health issue, consuming homemade food, safely handing pets.
It was an interactive healthcare consultation session with a lot of questions from the social media which the physician addressed with much details and advice.
Prime Bank, which was one of the early responders in the country to fight the spread of the virus, believes such interactive healthcare consultation session with an expert physician will help the employees and stakeholders to ensure health safety and security at this trying times.
The farsightedness of the management to tackle the global pandemic has earned the bank the most prestigious international recognition of "Excellence in Leadership in Asia 2020'' Awards from Euromoney only recently becoming the only bank from South Asia to achieve the feat.
"At Prime Bank, health and well-being of our employees is of the highest priority. That's why we started rigorous health and safety measures from the very onset of the pandemic," said Rahel Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Prime Bank.
"We are convinced we will overcome this unprecedented crisis and emerge as stronger together," he added.
The Healthcare Talk was broadcasted live on the bank's Facebook Page. The bank organised the Healthcare Talk through virtual media to maintain social distancing amid Covid-19 pandemic.