Epic Group on Tuesday contributed Tk 500,000 to the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) fund, formed to support Covid-19 affected people.
On behalf of Epic Group, its General Manager PK Saw handed over the cheque and 100,000 face masks to BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at the latter’s office in the city, according to a statement.
Epic Group Chairman Ranjan Mahtani and managing directors Sunil Daryanani and Dinesh Virwani virtually joined the donation handover ceremony.
BGMEA Vice President Miran Ali and Director Tanvir Ahmed, among others, were also present at the ceremony.
The Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh has recently taken an alarming turn with the growing number of infections across the country.
The rapid surge in infections has led to the hospitalisation of a large number of people, the BGMEA said in the statement adding that the hospital authorities are struggling to cope with the enormous pressure of patients with a limited supply of medical equipment and medicines.
Many people especially low-income groups find it difficult to buy medicines for their relatives who are under treatment at the hospitals.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said, “Given the present Covid situation in the country, we have initiated a fund to help people affected by the Covid-19 as 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 requested generous people and organisations to come forward and make financial contribution to the BGMEA’s fund to help the people in need.
Earlier, BGMEA donated Taka 60 million 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.