Industry

Telenor Health, BGMEA sign MOU for RMG workers’ healthcare

DHAKA -Telenor Health AS and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve access to healthcare for RMG workers.

BGMEA Vice President (Finance) Mohammed Nasir and Dr. Fred Hersch, Chief Medical Officer, represented Telenor Health, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides at the Dhaka Apparel Summit, said a press release today.

The two parties signed the agreement to work together with digital and mobile technology to improve health and wellbeing of the Ready Made Garment (RMG) workers in Bangladesh.

The RMG industry is Bangladesh's greatest contributor to GDP growth and has played a significant role in the country's improved performance against world development indicators.

BGMEA employs up to 4 million people, 80 percent of whom are women (according to a recent report by BSR). Access to the formal economy through the RMG industry has been economically empowering for many women through stability of employment, some measure of social security, and social acceptability.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)