Desk Report: German fashion brand NKD has donated Antigen Test Kits to a fund initiated by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) to assist people affected by the Covid-19. Ms. Anchana SUDSAVANG, Country Manager of Sun Fortune Limited, a subsidiary of NKD, handed over antigen test kits to acting President of BGMEA Shahidullah Azim.
They expressed interest to provide more antigen kits to BGMEA later. BGMEA Director Rajib Chowdhury and Senior Merchandise Manager of Sun Fortune Limited Ziaul Hoque were present an the handover ceremony held at BGMEA PR office in Gulshan, Dhaka on December 15. Welcoming the donation acting President of BGMEA Shahidullah Azim said the Covid-19 pandemic has only unfolded harsh realities but also brought people closer with the mindset of kindness and cooperation to deal with the unprecedented crisis.
He requested generous people and organizations including fashion brands to come forward and make contribution to the BGMEA’s fund to help the people in need. Earlier, BGMEA donated Taka 6 crore to the Prime Minister’s fund to help the poor affected by Covid fallout. BGMEA also donated 15 German-made high flow nasal cannula with BiPAP and 50 thousand masks to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Dedicated Covid-19 Hospital to meet the needs of patients.