Prime Bank officials get Covid-19 tips from Dr Anwarul Iqbal

Published : 29 Jul 2020 09:43 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 10:18 PM

In care of health and wellness of its employees, Prime Bank Limited has organized a Healthcare Talk on prevention and treatment of COVID-19 with special focus on hygiene during Eid-ul-Azha. 

Renowned Epidemiologist and President of Thyrocare Bangladesh Dr. Anwarul Iqbal, MBBS (Dhaka), MSc. (Sweden) joined the session and shared important health tips to fight Coronavirus and other diseases. 

In the two-hour session, Dr. Anwarul Iqbal, who was previously Unit Head, Epidemic Control and Preparedness Programme at ICDDR,B, elaborated on how to effectively fight Coronavirus with focus on special preventive measures during Eid-ul-Azha. Dr. Anwarul Iqbal, shared important hygiene, lifestyle and health safety advices and dispelled a number of public misgivings about COVID-19.  

He coverd whole gamut of awareness, prevention and treatment aspects of COVID-19. Dr. Iqbal shared important safety guidelines to deal with sacrificial animals, processing and distribution of meat during Eid-ul-Azha. He strictly advised not to visit cattle market which is highly risky place of spreading the virus and advised to resort to online cattle marketplace. 

Dr. Anwarul Iqbal, who is an expert on contagious disease and epidemic in Bangladesh and a Member of World Global Task Force for Epidemics, WHO, emphasized on using mask while going outside of home or office, regularly disinfecting home and office, dwelt on occupational safety for bankers and office goers, caring the elders and children, doing daily indoor exercise to stay fit and avoid putting up weight, taking special care of mental health issue, consuming homemade food, safely handing pets.  

Commenting on the Healthcare Talk, Rahel Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Prime Bank, said: “At Prime Bank, health and well-being of our employees is of the highest priority. That’s why we started rigorous health and safety measures from the very onset of the pandemic.”  

The Healthcare Talk was broadcast live on the bank’s Facebook Page. The bank organized the Healthcare Talk through virtual media to maintain social distancing amid COVID-19 pandemic.