Brac and Unilever Bangladesh are cooperatively going to disperse 5 lakh sachets of handwash to vulnerable individuals of the nation within seven days to help forestall the transmission of the novel coronavirus.
In a press meeting yesterday, the world’s top-positioned NGO and the Bangladesh office of the transnational shopper products organization likewise said they would work to assemble network mindfulness in provincial pieces of the nation during that time.
“We are cooperating to build open mindfulness about keeping up close to home cleanliness, social removing and respiratory manners, basic to constrain transmission of the infection,” said Brac Executive Director Asif Saleh in the announcement.
He said that they are working intimately with the legislature to execute its national reaction plan for the novel coronavirus.
Kedar Lele, MD, and CEO of Unilever Bangladesh said the association means to arrive at the most defenseless networks in the nation and assist them with embracing solid conduct to forestall the spread of the infection.
The Brac-Unilever public awareness and behavioral change activation started on March 22. At present, it is covering people in 43 districts, eight municipalities and 12 city corporations, including Dhaka in the first phase, said the press statement.
Having said that, BRAC is fully prepared to assist the Government of Bangladesh in its fight against Coronavirus. Asif Saleh also called upon the authorities to decentralize the COVID-19 testing facilities across the country to deal with the situation more efficiently.
“Currently, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control, and Research is the sole authority to test Coronavirus. Considering the huge number of service seekers, the government may decentralize the facilities to other hospitals across the country with necessary kits to help provide identification and treatment services,” said Saleh.
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