Four medical camps have hence been deployed in Netrokona, Sylhet, and Sunamganj, providing medical consultancy and necessary medicines to the flood affected people in the nearby impacted upazilas free of cost.
The teams have been dedicated to working from 29 June to offer treatment to more than 6,000 patients throughout the 10-day initiative, finishing on 8 July.
Till 3 July, 2,173 patients have been treated through 4 medical teams. Netrokona Sadar, Barhatta, Kalmakanda, Dakshin Surma, Kanaighat, Osmaninagar, Balaganj, Bishwanath, Companiganj, Gowainghat, Bishwambarpur, and Sunamganj Sadar are the upazilas that are set to be covered under this collective effort from Grameenphone and BDRCS.
Besides the medical camps, soon, there shall also be food relief packs to be distributed among 15,000 thousand families as one week's essential food supply for each family.
Earlier, Grameenphone offered 10 minutes of free talk time for its users struggling in the inundated areas to help them reach out to meet survival needs.
"The sudden flash flood brought a grave crisis in the north and north-eastern belt of our nation. While our team, in collaboration with regulators, local administration, defense forces and network operating partners, fought hard to restore the emergency mobile network lifeline and connectivity to the people when they needed it the most; we have also simultaneously assessed the distressed communities' healthcare and food support needs and managed to stand by them, said Yasir Azman, CEO of Grameenhone.
He also thanked the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society for helping them reach out to the flood-affected people through emergency response.