China Railway Group Limited (CREC) on Tuesday donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety gears to Kurmitola General Hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in a bid to help Bangladesh fight Covid-19 pandemic.
CREC is the contractor of Padma Bridge Rail Link Project (PBRLP) and the mother company of the contractor of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project.
CREC representative Wang Kun handed over the consignment to Col Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury of Bangladesh Army and Lt Col Dr Abdul Wahab, assistant director of Kurmitola General Hospital, through a symbolic programme at Baridhara in the city.
The equipment include 10,080 n95 particulate respirators, 40,000 disposable surgical masks, 1,000 medical protection gowns, 400 medical goggles and 500 Covid-19 detection kits.
As per CREC, this is the first batch of PPE that CREC is donating to Bangladesh and they will try their best to provide more assistance if the Covid-19 situation worsens in Bangladesh.
Wang Kun said CREC has also been making huge efforts to provide a safe working environment for its workers to ensure that they do not contract Covid-19 during work.
For its 9000-strong staff in Bangladesh, the company has already procured from China and local market sufficient medical resources such as masks, protective suits, Covid-19 test kits, goggles, hand gloves, infrared thermometers, disinfectants, hand-sanitizers and various kinds of medicines.
All those resources are being utilised properly to ensure zero infection among its Chinese and local staff.
The execution of both Padma Bridge Rail Link Project and Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project remains uninterrupted despite the current difficulties arising from Covid-19, Wang Kun added.