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Today was the inauguration of the Medical Oxygen Generation Plant at M A Rashid Hospital.
Standard Chartered Bangladesh recently collaborated with United Trust to make sure that patients at M A Rashid Hospital in Jamalpur have ready access to life-saving medical oxygen.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated both local and global demand for oxygen and made the delivery of oxygen supplies more urgent. Ensuring access to oxygen has become a very challenging task especially in areas away from the urban centers.
To solve the issues of quality, affordability, and availability, Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh has donated a Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Medical Oxygen Generation Plant to M A Rashid Hospital. The oxygen plant’s total installed capacity of 303 litres/minute will support up to 80 ailing patients.
Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bangladesh, said, “Access to a steady oxygen supply can be the difference between life and death for patients at all levels of the healthcare system. For rural communities like Jamalpur, there is a ‘before’ and an ‘after’ when it comes to this oxygen generation plant. Before, patients felt the issues of scarcity at every stage of the treatment process. Now, patients and their families can rest easy with the assurance that they will receive the oxygen they need when they need it. This intervention highlights and fixes a key problem in our medical – it ensures that oxygen in produced in target areas and in doing so, makes access to oxygen reliable and sustainable. It is not a one-off donation or a reactive response to an unprecedented pandemic – instead it is an effort, on the Bank’s part, to develop and strengthen the skills, instincts, and abilities that our local organisations and communities need to truly flourish. It is an honour to partner with United Trust, which acts as an immense force for good nationwide.”
“As one of the four core focus areas of United Trust, it was always in our best effort to provide the best healthcare services to the people of Jamalpur and the surrounding districts. Hence we established M A Rashid Hospital which guarantees top-notch medical services for its patients equivalent to what you will be getting in big cities like Dhaka or Chattogram.
I am very grateful to Standard Chartered Bank for their act of generosity, which will amplify our effort to elevate the healthcare services in Jamalpur area and beyond. Ensuring a constant supply of Oxygen was much needed after the post-pandemic era. I would also like to thank Mr. Robert Chatterton Dickson, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh for his cordial presence to inaugurate the installation of the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Medical Oxygen Generation Plant in M A Rashid Hospital” – said Moinuddin Hasan Rashid, the Chairman and Managing Director of United Group.
The inauguration was graced by the presence of H.E. Mr. Robert Chatterton Dickson, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh.
The following personnel were present to commemorate the inauguration.
From United Group:
-Moinuddin Hasan Rashid, Chairman & Managing Director
-Mr. Nasiruddin Akhter Rashid, Director
-Mohammad Faizur Rahman, MD & CEO, United Hospital Ltd.
-Brig. Gen. A J M Fazlur Rahman (Retd.), Executive Director, United Trust
From Standard Chartered Bangladesh:
-Naser Ezaz Bijoy, CEO
-Enamul Huque, MD, Head of Client Coverage, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking
-Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing
This collaboration between Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh and United Trust will make sure that the patients at M A Rashid Hospital Jamalpur will have consistent access to life-saving medical oxygen. A great initiative to make quality healthcare accessible for the people of Jamalpur. United Trust will continue to work to meet community needs across Bangladesh. At present, United Trust operates eight rural clinics and small hospitals