The two Disaster Aid International partners have combined in a a Bangladesh response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Rotary Club of Dhaka Royal identified the Dhaka Children’s Hospital as urgently needing support to treat babies affected with the disease.
The two partners agreed to the joint funding of a Baby Bubble CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine for the hospital.
This machine is critical for treating babies affected by COVID-19.
When the pandemic subsides it will have a continuing use for babies with breathing difficulties.
The Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital is the only specialist paediatric hospital In Bangladesh.
With around 100,000 outpatients a year, and up to 800 children visiting the hospital each day they are always busy.
The hospital has surgical wards, a nutrition unit, a blood disease and cancer center, and a burns unit.
There is also an emergency center and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which is currently dealing with COVID 19 affected children.