Dhaka Central Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) held online business development conference on Thursday.
Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the bank addressed the conference as the chief guest where Md Monirul Moula, Md Qaisar Ali and Md Omar Faruk Khan, additional managing directors were special guests.
Md Mahbub ul Alam said that the world economy is facing challenge amid coronavirus outbreak and the banking sector has an important role to play to tackle this challenge.
Islami Bank has been providing regular services to its clients through branches, agent banking outlets and alternative banking technologies since the beginning of the crisis, he said.
Abu Reza Md Yeahia and Md Siddiqur Rahman, deputy managing directors, Mohammad Jamal Uddin Mazumder and Abul Faiz Md Kamaluddin, senior executive vice presidents also addressed the conference presided by Md Altaf Hossain, head of Dhaka central zone.
Rainbow Paints, popular paint brand of RFL Group, has distributed food among about 2500 painters in different places across the country.
The food items include rice, puffed rice, edible oil, chickpeas, vermicelli and sugar.
The food items were distributed among the painters through the outlets of Rainbow Paints and its dealers across the country from May 6 to May 12.
RN Paul, managing director of RFL Group, Kamrul Hasan, chief operating officer at Rainbow Paints, Fahim Hossain, head of marketing, Shajahan Sunny, head of Retail Sales, Nazmul Akand, brand manager and other high officials distributed the food items among the painters.
Local electronic giant Walton is manufacturing medical equipment including ventilator to fight coronavirus pandemic.
It is now manufacturing Medicart robot and remote control UV-C light disinfectant system.
On Thursday, the company will hand over the medical equipment to the ICT division for a clinical trial. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak and senior officials from ICT and Walton will attend the videoconference to be held at 3pm.
Sources said the model of the Medicart robot device is 'WRMC-400 AP-2020'. It is entirely developed by own designs of Walton. Controlled by RF frequency, this automatic robot can cover an area of 400 meters in diameter and automatically carry food, medicine, medical or other equipment to patients in isolation.
Powered by a lithium ion battery, the robot can run continuously for 6 hours on a single full charge
This robot can be used to treat coronavirus patients or patients with other infectious diseases in isolation. Physicians can operate this robot via computer, mobile phone or remote while sitting in his room or anywhere in the world through an operator.
They can provide medical care to patient as well. It has a special camera, microphone and speakers that allow physicians and patients to communicate with each other through video conferencing.
In addition to the medical field, this robot can also be used in offices, factories, educational institutions, public spaces such as air or sea ports, bus and railway stations and shopping malls, among others, the company said.
Meanwhile, Walton’s R&D engineer Alim Hassan Ferdous said they manufactured a remote control UV-C light disinfectant trolley. The WUV-T150 is a 253.7 nanometer ray disinfectant that can kill up to 99.99 percent of viruses and bacteria.
The remote controlled UV trolley can be used in hospitals, homes and offices. The use of UV light directly on the human body and eyes is harmful. But this Walton-made UV trolley has modern protection system.
Walton has also developed and produced another remote control UV-C light thermal germicidal chamber. It destroys germs in two ways - through UV rays and heat. Residual heaters have been used inside it as a result it can generate moisture-free heat up to 90 degrees with powers to control heat and time automatically.
It also has a modern protection system for the human body and special sensor that automatically shuts off when people or animals are present. PPE, masks, gloves, utensils, food etc can be disinfected with this UV-C thermal chamber.
Walton officials said the Medicart robot and the remote control UV-C light disinfectant system will play an important role in dealing with coronavirus, creating huge opportunity to export the medical equipment after meeting the local demand.
Leading private mobile operator Robi has come up with a special internet offer for 27,000 doctors registered with the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
These frontline superheroes can avail 33GB data for the next six months for free using Robi and Airtel network, the operator said in a press release on Wednesday.
It also said doctors having Robi-Airtel connection will automatically enjoy the offer, while the doctors using other operators’ connection can avail the offer using Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service or buying a new Robi or Airtel connection.
Eligible doctors will be communicated over SMS to avail the offer by dialing a USSD code.
Doctors who want to have a new Robi-Airtel connection or MNP service can dial 01819400400 for assistance, Robi representatives are ready to reach any place as per convenience of the doctors, added the press release.
Online food deliver platform Foodpanda is providing insurance for its entire fleet of riders from a third-party agency as a facilitator.
In a statement, Foodpanda said the riders now can opt-in for the insurance policy that assures over Tk 5 lakh entailing coverage of death, accidental death, permanent total disability, permanent partial disability, accidental injury, hospitalisation, and out-patient department service, per person per year.
From providing financial assistance to medical insurance and implementing precautionary measures to ensure health, safety, and well-being of their own, the company is doing all to act responsibly and help riders fight financial woes, Foodpanda said.
“Our riders deliver food, groceries, and meds to customers. They’re fighting the pandemic from the frontline. It’s our responsibility to not only protect them with safety measures but also protect them with insurance policies,” said Ambareen Reza, chief executive officer of Foodpanda.
In addition to giving out masks, gloves and hand sanitisers to riders, Foodpanda has taken an initiative to equip them with these insurance policies to protect their overall wellbeing, he said, describing the riders as heroes in the ongoing battle against the pandemic.