The donated money will be used to buy medical equipment including nasal cannulas, oxygen cylinders and medicines
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan on Tuesday said they have initiated a fund to help people affected by the Covid-19 considering the current situation.
"We consider it as our social responsibility. From the fund, BGMEA will donate medical equipment and medicines so that we can help people who need it now," he said.
Epic Group made a donation to the fund launched by the BGMEA to assist people affected by Covid-19.
On behalf of Epic Group, its General Manager P.K. Saw handed over a cheque of Tk 5 lakh and one lakh pieces of face masks to BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at the latter’s office on Tuesday.
Epic Group Chairman Ranjan Mahtani and Managing Directors Sunil Daryanani and Dinesh Virwani virtually joined the donation handover ceremony.
BGMEA Vice President Miran Ali, Director Tanvir Ahmed and former Director Ashikur Rahman Tuhin were also present at the ceremony.
The Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh has recently taken an alarming turn with a growing number of infections across the country.
The rapid surge in infections has led to the hospitalization of a large number of people.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan thanked Epic Group for contributing to the BGMEA’s fund.
He requested generous people and organizations to come forward and make a financial contribution to the BGMEA’s fund to help the people in need.
“Your donated money will be used to buy medical equipment including nasal cannulas, oxygen cylinders and medicines which will be donated to hospitals for treating Covid-19 patients," said the BGMEA President.
Earlier, BGMEA donated Tk 6 crore to the Prime Minister’s fund to help the poor affected by Covid fallout.
BGMEA also donated 15 German-made high flow nasal cannula with BiPAP and 50 thousand masks to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) dedicated Covid-19 Hospital to meet the needs of patients.