Unilever Bangladesh, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and 2030 Water Resources group are collaboratively going to work with Deputy Commissioner's (DC) offices in 64 districts to help the nation in its fight against Covid-19.
Under this collaboration, hand washing stations will be installed at the entrance of each DC office to improve overall WASH spectrum, disinfection of office compounds, improved sanitation and safe drinking water facility across the country, a press release reads.
Kedar Lele, CEO, Unilever Bangladesh Limited, "Deputy Commissioner's offices stand as one of the vulnerable spots as hundreds of people access these offices on a regular basis. Our collaboration with BDRCS and 2030 Water Resources will provide the confidence to keep moving forward against this wall of uncertainty. "
The initiative will also provide access to Unilever's hygiene products, Lifebuoy Domex and Pureit in 64 Deputy Commissioner's offices along with spray machines and the appropriate disinfecting materials.
Besides, DC office employees will be trained on how to run regular disinfection activities and inform office visitors on hygienic protocols to stay safe during this pandemic.
DC offices remain open to provide necessary services to the people and have been playing a critical role to control the contamination during the Covid-19 shutdown.
Under this initiative, lifesaving messages will be disseminated in 64 district towns to provide information required to tackle the pandemic.
They will help to raise awareness and carry out messages designed by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society will lead the implementation across 64 districts and DC offices on the disinfecting activities.
Prof Dr Md Habibe Millat, MP, Vice Chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent said "We need multi-sectoral collaboration to tackle the humanitarian crisis of this scale to save lives and to create awareness about the infection."