Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim on Monday sought support of the government of South Korea in mobilizing world opinion for exerting pressure on Myanmar to stop barbaric killings in its Rakhine state.
"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given shelter to Rohingyas with her motherly affection on humanitarian grounds. We (the government) are providing them with food, accommodation and medical care. But, it would not be possible to continue the support for a long time," he said.
Nasim was talking to South Korean ambassador to Bangladesh Ahn Seong-doo who called on him at his secretariat office here, said a press release.
He said, "We have so far sent our highest possible medical teams for the hapless Rohingyas. Health facilities of Teknaf and Ukhia upazila hospitals have been doubled for them. Around 30 community clinics have also been renovated in the areas."
Nasim said in line with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's directives the health ministry decided to provide the maximum possible medical services for the refugees "within our limited resources considering it as a humanitarian issue".
"They (hospitals) in the area have been attending more than double the patients compared to normal time since the refugee influx began," he said.
Praising Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as a kind leader, the South Korean envoy said she was acclaimed by world leaders for giving shelter to Rohingyas.
He also said his country would support Bangladesh in resolving the crisis.