The PRAN-RFL Group donated protective equipment to Mugda Medical College Hospital, Dhaka Mohanagar General Hospital and Railway General Hospital.
Kamruzzaman Kamal, marketing director of PRAN-RFL Group, handed over surgical masks, hand sanitisers, mob caps, safety goggles and PPEs by visiting the three institutions, said a press release on Saturday.
Professor Titu Miah, Principal of Mugda Medical College, Dr Prakash Chandra Ray, Director of Dhaka Mohanagar General Hospital and Dr Syed Firoz Alamgir, Superintendent of Railway General Hospital, received the protective equipment.
Kamruzzaman Kamal said, “We’re giving protective equipment to different hospitals so that the health workers can continue their activities while being well protected.”
“If we stand together, we will be able to overcome this difficult time with concerted efforts,” he added.
Earlier, PRAN-RFL Group donated coronavirus sample collection booths, surgical masks, PPE, hand gloves and hand sanitisers to the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) and 15 hospitals in Dhaka, Chattogram and Bhola.
Besides, PRAN-RFL has already provided food to 60,000 helpless and poor families who became workless during the general holidays across the country to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Bangladeshi startup Dataful has received an amount of an 5,000USD as grant from Amazon at the Startup Istanbul Acceleration Progamme .
This grant will be used to develop infrastructures of Dataful, said a press release on Saturday.
Amazon also provides this grant through application. In that case, the amount of the financial grant is worth 1,000USD in a year.
Entrepreneurs who have not received any institutional grant can apply for the grant.
Bangladeshi startup Dataful was selected for the final acceleration programme at the Startup Istanbul.
Fifty-four startups participated in the event that started from June 24. An expert jury board from Europe, America and the Middle East selected nine startups as finalists.
Dataful was selected as the second top startup at Startup Istanbul and it also attended the final competition.
A total of 160,916 applications from 166 countries were dropped for the competition, where Dataful from Bangladesh was selected among top100 startups.
Earlier in February, ‘Dataful’ offered training on data journalism for journalists and students of journalism in Dhaka.
Dataful plans to develop web and mobile apps based on open data that will ease people's difficulty in accessing information about services for all sectors.
Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German-headquartered trade finance provider TradeWind GmbH on Wednesday to offer secure and innovative trade finance solutions.
Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director and CEO of EBL and Peter Maerevoet, Global CFO and Regional CEO of TradeWind Asia signed the documents through an online conference, said a press release.
EBL DMD Ahmed Shaheen and Head of International Business Md Obaidul Islam, Tradewind Regional Commercial Leader (RCL) for South Asia and Middle East Soheil Jali were also present there among others.
Under this joint venture, EBL will collaborate with Tradewind for export factoring where local exporters will be able to obtain their deferred receivables from overseas importers on a sight basis.
The process is faster, more secured, and will protect the interest of Bangladeshi exporters.
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The Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) has approved the surgical mask of Minister Hi-Tech Park and permitted its commercial manufacture.
In a press release, Minister said they took the initiative to manufacture high-quality triple-layer surgical masks with melt-blown fabric when the market was flooded with high priced low-quality single layer masks.
Minister's "Safe Life Surgical Mask" has three layers of protective layers with melt-blown which is 99 percent and it is antibacterial. It will ensure protection from coronavirus and other airborne diseases and germs, it added.
Wearing a mask is very important to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.
Experts said the use of masks can reduce sneezing, or coughing and hand-to-mouth infections.
Major General Md Mahbubur Rahman, Director General of the DGDA, expressed satisfaction over the quality of the mask, saying, "Minister Surgical Mask is high quality mask which has triple-layer with melt-blown fabric."
He also urged to market these surgical masks at affordable prices.
MA Razzak Khan Raz, Chairman of Minister Hi-Tech Park, said the mask will soon be available in the market at Tk 10 per piece.
"We’re working with the promise of delivering this mask at affordable prices to the people, with the slogan 'Manusher Jonno, Minister-er Ponno', but not for any business purpose,” he added.