Distribution of Mask, Sanitizer & Safe Drinking Water Free of Cost for COVID-19 in Hospitals

Distribution of Mask, Sanitizer & Safe Drinking Water Free of Cost for COVID-19 in Hospitals

Recent upsurge in COVID-19 and advent of the third wave, Shakti stood beside the national course of action and took initiative to provide voluntary services to the government hospitals both in Dhaka and other districts from 6th to 12th July, 2021 where awareness campaign, distribution of free masks, use of hand sanitizers and distribution of free mineral waters were made across 3 hospitals in Dhaka and 6 hospitals in other districts.

This program was inaugurated on 6 July 2021 in 4 district city hospitals simultaneously. Mr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Director, Jessore Sadar Hospital, Dr. Sultan Khatun, Superintendent, Rajshahi Chest Disease Hospital, Area Supervisors of Shakti Foundation at Faridpur Medical College Hospital and Mymensingh Medical College Hospital inaugurated the program. Following this, on 8 July 2021, two simultaneous camps were organized at Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital and Sheikh Russel Gastroliver Institute & Hospital in Dhaka. Prof. Dr. Farooq Ahmed, Director of the hospital and Lipi Saha, Director of Health Program of Shakti Foundation and Shakti staff were present at the inauguration of the camp at Sheikh Russell Gastroliver Institute and Hospital.

The hospitals in which Shakti carried out this voluntary initiative are- Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, Sheikh Russel Gastroliver Institute & Hospital, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital, Rajshahi Chest Disease Hospital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital, Faridpur, Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital, Jashore 250 bed General Hospital, Kushtia 250 bed General Hospital and Barura Upazila Health Complex. A total of 6,850 masks, 2,960 water bottles and 123 hand sanitizers were distributed under the initiative, and sanitized the hands of all the incumbents to the facilities.