BD Post Desk
Robi, and Milvik Bangladesh have jointly organised a day-long awareness workshop on Hepatitis-E. Robi’s mHealth solution, My Health, has teamed up with Milvik Bangladesh to sensitize the communities in Chattagram on Hepatitis-E disease in the wake of the sudden spread of this disease.
Local ward counselor Morshed Akter Chowdhury, Ward No 26 counselor Alhaj Abul Hashem, Robi’s eastern cluster market director, A.S.M. Enayetur Rahim and regional manager for Eastern cluster market, Md. Ashraful Kabir, and Milvik Bangladesh’s Head of Sales Shahrukh Khan were present at the workshop.
Throughout the day, members of the community visited the workshop. Many of them took the benefit of having free consultation with a panel of doctors on general health check-up matters as well as on Hepatitis-E. In special cases, some of the visitors suffering from Hepatitis-E were referred to specialist Doctors for immediate medical attention.
One of the key focus points of the workshop was to impart knowledge on how to wash someone’s hand properly as a preemptive measure to save oneself from contracting Hepatitis-E. Besides, the visitors were informed about the dos and don’ts of the disease.
The visitors were also appraised about the innovative health insurance product, My Health. Thanks to Milvik’s mobile based digital solution, customers can enjoy a hospitalization cash-back facility of up to Tk 30,000 for just Tk 60 per month along with unlimited access to quality medical advice from qualified doctors for themselves and their family members by calling 21216. The hospitalization cash-back facility is underwritten by Protective Islami Life Insurance Limited. A group of beneficiaries of the health insurance scheme, My Health, were handed the cheques at the workshop.
Many of the visitors termed the health insurance as time-befitting, especially given the outbreak of Hepatitis-E in Chattagram. The day-long workshop came alive with active participation of the visitors form the local community. They took part in small quiz contests and the winners received gift items as token of appreciation.
A.S.M. Enayetur Rahim said: “Digital service is the need of the hour, not a good to have part of life anymore. Robi, as a leading digital service provider is therefore is committed to provide a full range of digital service solution. My Health, is one such example. Especially given the unfortunate outbreak of Hepatitis-E in Chattagram, the usefulness of this wonderful product has become apparent. I am sure the members of communities in Chattagram immensely benefitted from the awareness workshop on Hepatitis-E. I would urge our guests at the programme today to take the learnings from today’s workshop back to your own communities to build up resilience against this dangerous disease in Chattagram.”
Shahrukh Khan said, Milvik’s mission is to protect the future of every family and this initiative is a testimony of our responsibility towards the society. Especially we believe that through this initiative, we will not only be able to make the local people aware of the Hepatitis-E virus but also support them by providing medical consultation and financial safety.