Bashundhara Group, the country’s leading business conglomerate, has donated Tk 6.9 million to facilitate the establishment of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory in Rangamati, which will help detect Covid-19, the global respiratory illness caused by Sars-CoV-2.
On behalf of the Group, Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA) Chairman Paban Chowdhury handed over a cheque for the amount of money to Rangamati Civil Surgeon Dr Bipash Khisha on Friday.
Paban Chowdhury is also a bureaucrat entrusted with the task of monitoring the coronavirus pandemic situation in the hilly district.
After receiving the donation, Civil Surgeon Dr Bipash Khisha expressed his gratitude to Bashundhara Group for standing by people.
Rangamati Deputy Commissioner AKM Mamunur Rashid thanked BEPZA chief and Bashundhara Group for taking such a philanthropic initiative.
Superintendent of Police Alamgir Kabir was also present among other government high-ups.
Earlier, the business conglomerate in association with the government set up the country’s largest makeshift coronavirus hospital at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital.
Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan had proposed constructing the hospital.
Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir donated Tk 100 million to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
In addition, the company continues assisting impoverished people with food and providing personal protective equipment for frontline fighters including members of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Police and other law enforcement agencies.
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