DHAKA: As part of its contribution to the government’s ongoing effort to tackle coronavirus situation, Bashundhara Group on Tuesday (April 07) provided 50,000 masks to Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir handed over the safety item to DMP Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam at the commissioner’s office in the capital around 11:30am.
Sayem Sobhan Anvir later told reporters: “This is for public purpose as the Bashundhara Group does not carry out public functions. We are business people. It (safety item) has to be distributed through organisations and this is our purpose, nothing else.”
He also said, "Those who work in the organisation (Police) need to remain safe, otherwise we will not be safe. Our objective of this distribution is to ensure their safety."
DMP Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam thanked Bashundhara Group for their donation during the time of crisis.
Earlier on Monday, the leading business conglomerate of the country provided Rapid Action Battalion or (RAB) 50,000 masks and 1,400 packets of food to fight the coronavirus situation.
On Sunday, the Bashundhara Group provided Bangladesh Navy with 50,000 masks, 500 PPE (Personal protective equipment) and 700 packets food items.
The Group provided Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) with 25,000 masks for traffic police on Saturday.
On Wednesday, Bashundhara Group gave 1,000 PPE and 50,000 masks to Directorate General of Medical Service (DGMS).
As part of corporate social responsibility, Bashundhara Group is going to establish a 5,000-bed hospital for treatment of corona patients.
The group has also donated Tk 100 million (10 crore) to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
Necessary work to establish the hospital is underway as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accepted the proposal of Bashundhara Group.
BDST: 1155 HRS, APR 07, 2020