SMC’s initiatives to raise dengue awareness

SMC stood by the people during the outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease ‘dengue.’ To help people understand about various aspects of dengue as well as how to control and fight it, SMC has taken three initiatives:

• SMC published print advertisements in top tier Bengali newspapers (Prothom Alo, Bangladesh Pratidin and Kaler Kantho) and TV commercials in peak hours on two prominent national TV channels (Bangladesh Television and Ekattor TV) during August 7-11, 2019. The advertisements highlighted the risks, symptoms and prevention of dengue fever.  

• SMC Niltara Clinic located at Mohammadpur in Dhaka supported this CSR initiative through subsidizing its lab test price. 

• Our ORS Factory administration in Bhaluka, Mymensingh organized an “Awareness Building Seminar on Preventing Dengue” on August 4, 2019 to disseminate knowledge about various aspects of dengue fever. In the seminar held at the canteen premises, Dr. Saad Ullah, Medical Officer of the factory delivered his speech about prevention, history of aedes mosquito and outbreak, types of virus, sign and symptoms of dengue fever, treatment procedure, etc. Dr. Saad Ullah also advised all factory employees not to panic and take preventive measure to avoid dengue fever. General Manager, Bhaluka Factory, Mr. Md. Mujibul Haque Khan, all other members of the ORS Factory management, union leaders and workers were present in the seminar.