IFIC Bank's Managing Director and CEO Shah A Sarwar and Director ARM Nazmus Sakib handed over a cheque of Tk100 million to Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund on 28th June, 2022. The fund is meant for relief work for the flood-affected people. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina participated in the programme virtually.
INITIATIVES TO COMBAT COVID-19
Beximco Health donated medical PPEs, produced by Beximco, to Japanese Red Cross Aichi Medical Center - Nagoya Daini Hospital, Nagoya.
The shipment marks first ever transfer of medical care items from Bangladesh to a Japanese hospital.
Executive Director and Head of Operations of Beximco Health PPE Ltd., Dr. Mohidus Samad Khan handed over the PPE items to the Nagoya Daini Hospital authorities. Japanese Red Cross Aichi Medical Center and Beximco Health representatives expressed their optimism that they will join forces in terms of knowledge and resource sharing in the future.
Beximco Pharmaceuticals along with JAAGO
Foundation, Daraz, and Confidence Group organized a campaign titled "Apnar Mask Kothay (Where is
your mask)" across the 64 districts of Bangladesh.
This campaign, which was an initiative of JAAGO Foundation, aimed to raise awareness and bring a
behavioral change of people around wearing masks to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 7000 youth
volunteers participated in the campaign between 28-31 January. They distributed masks, awareness
leaflets, conducted one-to-one advocacy at various spots, including mosques, busy streets, public
transport, overbridges, bus stops, and reached 1 million beneficiaries.
Rabbur Reza, Chief Operating Officer of Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. said "It's our responsibility
to protect everyone from COVID 19. Mask can stop transmission of the virus and save lives. Please
wear the most protective mask that fits well and encourages others to wear it in order to combat the
Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. handed over
400 fans and 30 boxes of face masks to authorities of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). It was
part of the company's effort to provide facilities to frontline medical workers and COVID-19
The event took place at the DMCH conference room. The General Manager (Sales) of Beximco
Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Kazi Nurul Hoque, handed the items over to Director of Dhaka Medical College
Hospital, Brigadier General Md Nazmul Haque.
Beximco Pharmaceuticals financed
installation of a central oxygen manifold at Nawabganj Upazila Health Complex to ensure
uninterrupted and continuous transmission of oxygen for the patients infected by the Covid-19. It
was an initiative of Beximco Group’s Vice Chairman Salman F Rahman, who is also the Member of
Parliament of Dhaka-1 constituency (Dohar and Nawabganj).
A virtual event held on May 4, 2021, to mark the installment of the manifold.
Beximco Group has been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19. Since the spread of the
Coronavirus, the group has distributed safety materials, crucial medicines, test kits among
hospitals and frontline health workers in coordination with the government and other private bodies.
It is in line with its commitment to the nation and the people that it has agreed to provide
assistance to set up the Oxygen manifold at the Nawabganj hospital.
Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is funding
icddr,b's double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical
study aimed at finding a cure for COVID-19. The study aims to evaluate Ivermectin's safety
and efficacy. Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic medicine which is usually used for parasitic
infections and had the potential of being a cure for COVID-19.
The icddr,b will carry out the trails on hospitalised adults at four hospitals including
Kurmitola General Hospital and Mugda Medical College and Hospital.
The study is expected to bring results in two months. If the outcomes are positive,
Ivermectin will turn out as an affordable solution to deal with COVID-19 affected patients.
Beximco Pharmaceuticals, the first
Bangladeshi drug manufacturer to introduce Remdesivir in
the local market, will supply the medicine for free to hospitals dedicated for Covid-19
The company handed over 1,000 doses of the medicine to the government on Thursday.
The drug will not be available through retail pharmacies, in compliance with the directives
from Bangladesh drug regulatory authorities, Beximco Pharma Managing Director Nazmul Hasan
said while handing over the first batch of Remdesivir to Health Minister Zahid Maleque at
the Secretariat on Thursday.
“The US drug regulators has cleared the emergency use of Remdesivir. This drug is a bit more
expensive than other drugs. A patient needs 6-11 doses. If the cost of an injection is
Tk5,000-Tk6,000, then a patient will need about Tk60,000,” said the Beximco Pharma top
Beximco is marketing the drug in the Bangladesh with the commercial name of Bemsivir.
“Since the government of Bangladesh is providing free treatment to coronavirus infected
patients in government hospitals, we at Beximco have decided that as many patients as there
are in government hospitals in Bangladesh, if they need Remdesivir, they will get it for
free. We will not take money from the government for this. If we are told a patient needs
this medicine, we will deliver it there,” he added.
Beximco Pharmaceuticals started producing
Favipiravir, an antiviral drug, that is being used
by China to treat Covid-19 patients. The Directorate General of Drug Administration gave
preliminary approvals after Beximco Pharmaceuticals submitted the drug for testing and final
Beximco Pharmaceuticals will give the medicine to the government and hospitals where corona
virus patients are being treated instead of selling it to the pharmacies.
Beximco Group started distributing
personal protective equipment (PPE), medicines, and test
USD$1.8 million (15 crore BDT) to healthcare professionals who are dealing with the COVID-19
The personal protective equipment includes protective gowns, face masks, gloves and
The equipment, medicines and test kits are being distributed among testing centers and
designated hospitals. The company is also arranging ventilators for critical corona virus
Beximco Group also started to provide financial support in creation of modern laboratory
enhance hospital facilities in collaboration with a internationally reputed research
After the COVID-19 outbreak, Chairman of Beximco Group ASF Rahman said the group is always
committed to extending support to any national emergency. Vice-Chairman of the company
Rahman said in a statement "I believe that the initiative of Beximco Group will inspire
large and small, in Bangladesh to come forward in helping the government to tackle this
crisis to the best
of their abilities".
Vice-Chairman of Salman F Rahman, who is
parliament member of Dhaka-1 constituency (Dohar
Nawabganj upazilas) and Private Sector Industry and Investment Adviser to Honorable Prime
Sheikh Hasina, provided help to people in his constituency after the COVID-19 breakout. From
fund, Salman F Rahman distributed 12,500 packets to the people of low income group. In each
packets, there were 10 kg rice, 3 kg pulse, 5 kg cooking oil, 2 kg salt, 5 kg flour and
The packets were distributed in eight unions of Dohar upazila and 14 unions of Nawabganj
Additionally personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfectant spray and 17 thousand masks
distributed in the health centers and community hospitals of Dohar and Nawabganj upazilas
INITIATIVES TO PROVIDE EDUCATION TO MARGINALISED CHILDREN
Beximco and Summit, two of the
country’s largest conglomerates, awarded a matching grant of BDT 45 million per annum for three
years to JAAGO Foundation, enabling them to educate 4,000 students across Bangladesh. To
implement this, JAAGO will utilize their UNESCO award winning remote teaching model using
information communication technologies.
“Every child has the right to education - the right to go to school and learn. For too many,
however, that right has been left in tatters by the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Shayan F Rahman,
Advisor to the Board of Beximco Group. “Beximco, along with Summit, is proud to partner with
JAAGO to empower 4,000 children from less fortunate segments of our population with remote
With this grant from Beximco and Summit, JAAGO hopes to make a sustainable change in the lives
of marginalised children and accelerate the development process of Bangladesh.
Initiatives for Female Child Health Development
Beximco Pharma handed over menstrual health hygiene products to Sarkari Shishu Paribar (Girls) authorities on June 30, 2021.
The health hygiene products were distributed among 1786 girls aged above 13 years living in 42 Sarkari Shishu Paribar (Girls) orphanages across the country.
Mr. Shiekh Rafikul Islam, Director General of Department of Social Services, was present as the chief guest. Special guests on the occasion were Mr. Md. Zahidul Islam Bhuiyan (Joint Secretary), PS of Prime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Adviser and Beximco Group's Vice Chairman Salman F Rahman and Mr. Rizvi ul Kabir, Director (Marketing), Beximco Pharmaceuticals.
Director-General of Social Services thanked Beximco for this initiative.
A specialized institute that works for the holistic development of children with special
educational needs through different programs.
Include early childhood development programs (ECD), special schooling, therapeutic
interventions, medical and neuro-developmental assessment, leisure time and co-curricular
activities, training for the teachers, parents and integrated services.
Other CSR Initiatives
Charity contributions through the Gono Sahajjo Songstha (GSS) for the educational sector for
Free drugs during natural calamities and distribution of clothing during winter.
As part of BEXIMCO Group’s focus on society development, Fazlur Rahman Foundation has
established a project called "FRF Diagnostic Centre".
The project provides health screening
services for Beximco Pharmaceuticals and Beximco Antibiotics Industries employees.
Sponsoring events and national sport stars and teams
Official sponsor of the Bangladesh National Cricket team for the ICC Cricket World Cup
Official sponsor of the FIFA friendly match between Argentina and Nigeria held in September,