More frontline medical workers to receive Grameen-produced PPEs

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In addition, steps are being taken to prepare and distribute sets that include imported N95 masks, hand gloves, protective goggles to specific hospitals

Imported cloth and seam sealing tape has reached the Grameen Fabrics and Fashion Ltd. (GFFL) factory for the production of an additional 20,000 PPEs for doctors, nurses and health personnel especially engaged at Intensive Care Units (ICUs). 

The manufacturing of such gowns will start in a few days, said a media release on Sunday. 

In addition, steps are being taken to prepare and distribute sets that include imported N95 masks, hand gloves, protective goggles to specific hospitals, it said.

In the past two days, Grameen Fabrics and Fashion Ltd. (GFFL) distributed more than 2,000 PPE (gown) to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialized Hospital & Nursing College, Director General, Nursing & Midwifery Directorate, Centre for Woman and Child Health and Shahid Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College and Hospital, Gazipur.

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Bangladesh, Grameen Fabrics and Fashion Ltd., financed by Grameen Telecom, started manufacturing 50,000 PPE pieces for nurses and health care workers. 

As of Sunday, 25,000 safety gowns have been manufactured, of which the majority has gone to different hospitals and health care institutions of the country.

Grameen Telecom is continuing its distribution of daily food supplies on a weekly basis to identified poor communities in various regions of the country. 

Grameen Fashion and Fabrics Ltd. will continue to produce of PPE (gown) through financial support of Grameen Telecom.