Grameen organizations have come forward with various programs to tackle the pandemic Covid-19 across Bangladesh since the start of the crisis, says a press release.
Grameen Telecom has provided 3 thousand PPEs, 50 thousand disposable medical masks and 2 thousand K N95 masks to the Police force; 50 thousand disposable medical masks each to the Army and RAB.
“It is imperative to secure the protection of the Police, Army and Rapid Action Batallion (RAB) members, who have been working tirelessly to ensure the safety of life and property of the people in this emergency situation,” it said.
“The brave personnel who serves discourage people from leaving their homes unnecessarily, to raise health awareness and to distribute relief among the needy, also to bury those deceased from Covid-19, as they continue to carry out their responsibilities,” the release wrote.
Separately, Grameen Telecom has made efforts over the last weeks to protect front-line medical care providers and organizations that are working tirelessly to cope with the Corona pandemic.
Grameen Telecom, which owns 34.20% of the shares of Grameenphone, is a not-for-profit company in Bangladesh established by Professor Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2006.
Grameen Telecom (GTC) is a not-for-profit company in Bangladesh established by Muhammad Yunus with a partial stake in Grameen Phone (GP). GTC has driven the pioneering GP program of Village Phone that enables rural poor to own a cell-phone and turn it into a profit making venture. The vision behind the village phone program was formulated by Iqbal Quadir who was convinced that a mobile phone could become a source of income generation. Quadir worked with professor Yunus and the Norwegian company Telenor to make the program a reality. Currently Grameen Telecom provides mobile phones among the villagers of the country.