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Pathao pairs up with Bakeman's Covid-19 response campaign

Move to provide free ambulance service to Covid-19 patients

Update : 17 Jul 2021, 04:16 PM

To tackle the surge in Covid-19 infections, Pathao has collaborated with Bakeman’s, a premium biscuit brand of Akij Bakers Limited, in the latter's "Corona Warriors" campaign.

Under this campaign, ambulance services will be provided to transport Covid-19 infected citizens in Dhaka to all hospitals completely free of charge, said a press release.

The service will be accessible through Pathao Health and also from appcard on Pathao app's homepage.

Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, State Minister of Social Welfare, inaugurated the free ambulance service.

Brig Gen Jamil Ahmed, director of Kurmitola General Hospital, Brig Gen Najmul Haque, director of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Fahim Ahmed, president of Pathao and Sk Jamil Uddin, director of Akij Bakers, were also present.

During these dire circumstances for the country, the private sector must come forward to take steps in the interest of humanity, alongside the government, said Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, State Minister of Social Welfare.

"Akij Group has always stood by the people of the country. To ensure the well-being of the people, we hope that our combined efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic will come to the aid of the people," said Sk Jamil Uddin, director of Akij Bakers.

“The wellbeing of the community is at the heart of what we do. Our goal is to make healthcare accessible to all," said Fahim Ahmed, president of Pathao.

Pathao had launched Pathao Health service in March last year.

Through this feature, the platform's subscribers have the opportunity to chat live with specialist doctors, receive e-prescriptions, purchase medicine from the nearest pharmacy and access information from health-related blogs as well as other sources.

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