On Thursday, the hospital’s medicinal oxygen plant was officially opened. The plant’s total capacity is 436 litres per minute.
This is the first medical oxygen plant donated by a bank in Bangladesh. Previously, the bank had announced plans to donate medical oxygen donation plants to three charitable hospitals, including CMOSH.
The total installed capacity of these plants will exceed 1700 litres per minute.
Naser Ezaz Bijoy, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Bangladesh, said: “The stark realities of Covid-19 had laid bare the fault lines in our communities. Throughout the challenges faced during the pandemic, at Standard Chartered we have made it our mission to stand beside communities across Bangladesh, supporting both lives and livelihood with a range of interventions.
“We are thankful to CMOSH for partnering with us on this mission. We look forward to extending our support to more Covid impacted people of Bangladesh through diverse initiatives in the areas of health, education, employability and entrepreneurship,” he added.
Prof MA Taher Khan, president of Executive Committee at CMOSH, said: “The whole world is going through a pandemic and Bangladesh is no exception, with the surge of the infection every human life is at stake. The mainstay of management of Covid-19 patients is oxygen for those who are admitted in hospitals. In this regard we would like to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Standard Charted Bank for coming forward and donating an oxygen generation plant for our Covid-19 unit.
Bitopi Das Chowdhury, head of Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing in Standard Chartered Bangladesh; Mahbubul Alam, president of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Prof Wazir Ahmed, director at Institute of Child Health of CMOSH were also present at the program.