Health ministry’s medical team visits Rohingya camps | 2017-09-12 |

Health ministry’s medical team visits Rohingya camps

Staff Correspondent     12th September, 2017 02:10:31 printer

A medical team consisting of high officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday visited the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar to monitor the healthcare activities in the camps.


Additional secretary (Hospital) of Health Division of the ministry Md Habibur Rahman and director general of the Directorate General of Health Service Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad jointly led the team.


Ministry sources said the civil surgeon of Cox’s Bazar is already monitoring the healthcare service at Rohingya camps.


Different government and private medical teams are also working to provide healthcare service to the refugees in Cox’s Bazar.


Rohingyas, especially women and children, already became weak, many of them turned sick for their arduous journey by crossing hills, meadows and water bodies.


Rohingyas face shortage of pure dirking water, specially their children are being deprived of vaccine. Many refugees, including their children are suffering from diarrhoea and skin diseases.


Ministry sources said that the government supplies vaccine to children for free across the country. If Rohingya children are diagnosed with polio and other diseases, government medical teams will move fast so that the image of Bangladesh is not tarnished, they said.