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FBCCI to provide safety equipment to healthcare professionals

Published: March 29, 2020 20:59:16 | Updated: March 30, 2020 11:59:01


FBCCI to provide safety equipment to healthcare professionals

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has stepped in to provide healthcare professionals and other essential service workers with personal health safety equipment to help fight against coronavirus.

In a letter to all the chambers and other association members of the apex business body, FBCCI President Sheikh Fazle Fahim on Sunday said it was importing personal protective equipment (PPE) and other necessary safety equipment as part of a series of efforts to help the physicians, nurses and other essential service workers in the battle against the deadly virus.

In the letter, he urged all the chambers and other member organisations to come forward and work in coordination with local administration for ensuring a balanced distribution. 

Fahim also encouraged all the members to work in a concerted way. “FBCCI consignment is on the way, it will arrive as early as end of this month. Our directors have formed a support fund and our efforts will continue in coordination with the government. Many individuals and companies have extended their support to our initiatives.”

Recognising the vital role of the country’s private sector, he said under the current situation businesses have come forward again,reports UNB.

He said most of the chambers and associations, including Sunamganj Chamber and REHAB, have already contributed for food for the poor and procurement of the PPE. 

The FBCCI has 79 chambers and 377 trade and industrial associations as its members while it has working relations with more than 100 joint chambers across the world.

While the coronavirus is wrecking havocs across the globe, Bangladesh has confirmed 48 cases of infection and 15 of them recovered and five died.

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