Chevron Bangladesh has recently provided 15 oxygen concentrators to four local hospitals near its Bibiyana and Moulavi Bazar Gas Plants to meet the immediate needs of patients suffering from hypoxemia, which occurs when levels of oxygen in the blood are lower than normal.
Chevron operates and holds a 100 percent interest in two onshore production sharing contracts (PSCs) in Bangladesh covering Block 12 (Bibiyana Field) and Blocks 13 and 14 (Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar fields).
The company in a statement said the oxygen concentrators were handed over at socially distanced events recently to Habiganj Deputy Commissioner Ishrat Jahan who received 10 oxygenators on behalf of the 250-bed District Hospital, Habiganj, and the NabiganjUpazila Health Complex.
Meanwhile, UpazilaNirbahi Officer of Bahubal Upazila, Habiganj, Snigdha Talukdar, received two oxygenators on behalf of the BahubalUpazila Health Complex.
Finally, three oxygenators were handed over to the Sreemangal Upazila Hospital.
External attendees at the various events included Civil Surgeon, Habiganj, Dr. Mustafizur Rahman; Superintendent of the 250-bed District Hospital, Habiganj, Dr. Aminul Haque; Sreemangal’s Health & Family Planning Officer, Dr. Sazzad Hossain Choudhury, all of whom expressed appreciation for Chevron’s timely initiative.
Representing Chevron among others were Field Corporate Affairs Manager, Imam Hasan Akan; Senior Coordinator, Community Engagement, Murad Ahmed; and Senior Coordinator, Government Affairs & Social Investment, Srinibash Chandra Nath.
Like elsewhere across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives and health conditions of communities that reside around Chevron’s gas fields in northeastern Bangladesh, said the Chevron.