Friday, August 23, 2019

BB asks banks to help the poor in dengue treatment

  • Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2019-07-31 17:40:48 BdST

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The Bangladesh Bank has asked banks to help the destitute people in the treatment of dengue fever as part of their corporate social responsibility or CSR activities.

The call was made in a circular on Wednesday in the wake of the dengue outbreak across Bangladesh.

The mosquito-borne viral disease has spread to almost 64 districts in the country as the number of patients continues to rise.

The total number of dengue patients stood at 15,369 so far this year, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

The central bank has suggested the banks send their representatives to hospitals to identify the genuine poor and helpless patients suffering from dengue fever.

“Banks can play a role in collecting blood, and supplying necessary medicines, saline, mosquito nets and other medical stuff,” the central bank said.