MetLife Foundation is working with SAJIDA Foundation, a non-profit organization in Bangladesh, to support frontline healthcare workers battling COVID -19 in Bangladesh.
Through a grant of USD 150,000 from MetLife Foundation, SAJIDA Foundation will provide financial support to a certain number of vulnerable families of frontline healthcare workers who have passed away due to COVID-19. A portion of the grant will also be used to strengthen the resources and protection measures of SAJIDA Foundation’s COVID-19 isolation center in Narayanganj.
Each eligible family will receive financial support of BDT 200,000. SAJIDA Foundation will review the cases and manage the disbursement of financial support to the families.
Frontline healthcare workers eligible for this financial support are doctors, nurses, paramedics and lab technicians/technologists working in any private or government COVID-19 dedicated hospitals and in non COVID-19 private / government hospitals who have passed away due to COVID-19.
Zahida Fizza Kabir, CEO, SAJIDA Foundation, said “We have been running a COVID-19 Quarantine & Isolation Center since the onset of the crisis and fully comprehend the immense pressure and risk with which healthcare professionals are operating. We thank MetLife Foundation for their support and hope this fund will help establish a benchmark in in supporting healthcare professionals.”
Commenting on the grant, Syed Hammadul Karim, MetLife Bangladesh’s General Manager said, “Frontline healthcare workers are fundamental to the country’s successful management of COVID-19 situation. With the collaboration between MetLife Foundation and SAJIDA Foundation, we aim to stand beside the family members of the brave frontline health workers.”