BKash hands over medical supplies from Alibaba, Jack Ma foundations to PM’s Relief Fund

Business Desk | Published: 22:13, Jun 04,2020


BKash handed over 50 ventilators and 6.5 lakh emergency health toolkits donated by China’s Alibaba Foundation and the Jack Ma Foundation to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, said a press release.

Ant Financial, an affiliate of Chinese giant Alibaba Group, is one of the investors at BKash.

BKash chief executive officer Kamal Quadir handed over the supplies to principal secretary to the prime minister Ahmad Kaikaus at the Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina joined the hand-over ceremony through video conferencing from Ganabhaban. Hasina expressed her gratitude saying that these medical supplies will be of great help during this emergency.

Major General (retd) Sheikh Md Monirul Islam and chief external and corporate affairs officer of BKash were also present at the programme.

Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma took the initiative to send essential health equipment as a humanitarian aid with the assistance of BKash to help Bangladesh fight the pandemic better.

The supplies also include 20,000 Covid-19 detection kits, 60,000 KN95 masks, 3,00,000 face masks, 2,00,000 inspection gloves, 15,000 face shields, 15,000 protective clothing, 80 electronic laser thermometers, 20,000 nucleic acid isolations and 20,000 sample preser-vation solutions. — New Age

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