The Salma Adil Foundation (SAF), in collaboration with Chittagong Medical College Teachers Association (CMCTA), installed a dedicated Covid-19 testing booth for the frontline doctors at Shah Alam Bir Uttam auditorium of Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).
The Covid-19 testing booth was officially inaugurated on Tuesday (April 13, 2021) morning.
During the ceremony, Professor Dr Shahena Akter, Principal, Chittagong Medical College, and Dr Md Monowarul Haque Shamim, President, CMCTA, were present there. Ahmadul Islam Chowdhury, prominent columnist and Islamic researcher, and Advocate Saimon were present on behalf of Salma Adil Foundation.
CMCTA lauded SAF for setting up a separate Covid-19 testing booth for the frontline doctors. Though the sample collecting booth is installed mainly for the frontline doctors, but a limited number of general people can also avail of the services.
Commenting on the initiative, Salma Adil, Founding Director of SAF, said, “As a Chittagonian, I always try to stand by the people of Chattogram when they need it most. This is a small effort to make it easier to provide Covid-19 testing facilities to those frontline doctors, who are risking their own lives to serve our people during this pandemic situation. So, I felt it’s my duty to stand by the local Doctors.”
Since Covid-19 pandemic first hit Bangladesh, SAF has been providing support to the general people. Last year, SAF handed over food and grocery items to the doorstep of thousands of needy people all over the country free-of-cost. In terms of financial assistance, the foundation also extended support to the jobless people through mobile banking, who were heavily affected by the lockdown.
To combat the pandemic, SAF took the responsibility of sending consignments of lifesaving protective gears to the frontliners such as doctors, law enforcers, and journalists. Moreover, a pool of dedicated volunteers from SAF took care of the burial of the Covid-19 patients along with providing free tests to countless people with Corona symptoms in Dhaka and Chattogram.