The Youngone Corporation is donating personal protective equipment (PPE), masks, and face shields to support Bangladesh government's initiatives to tackle the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The protective equipment will be used by frontline service providers – including doctors and nurses, as well as other health service providers and members of the related government agencies engaged in the field – to prevent the virus from spreading.
"The corporation will donate 25,000 PPE suits, 25,000 masks and 25,000 basic face shields, which are being manufactured at Youngone Hi-Tech Sportswear Industries Ltd, located in the Dhaka Export Processing Zone," read a press release on Wednesday.
Considering the dire need for the PPE, Youngone is going to make partial delivery of the donation – 15,000 PPE, 25,000 masks, and 1,150 basic face shields – in the first phase.
Director General of Health Services Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad received the PPE from Sabyasachi Chowdhury, managing director (global manufacturing) of the Youngone Corporation at a handover programme on Wednesday.
Youngone will deliver the remaining items as soon as they are made ready by April 19, 2020.
Md Shahjahan, managing director of the Korean Export Processing Zone, Yameen Farook, managing director of the Materials Division and Shiblee Azam, head of HRM of the Youngone Corporation were present at the programme – among others.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kihak Sung of the corporation came forward to manufacture the standard PPE, on an emergency basis, under special arrangements to donate it to the Bangladesh government, according to the press release.
The fabric used in the equipment has been developed and produced by the corporation's textile factories located in the Dhaka EPZ and Korean EPZ.