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DCHT opens new medical camp for Rohingya refugees

Published : Sunday, 3 February, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 376

DCHT opens new medical camp for Rohingya refugees

DCHT opens new medical camp for Rohingya refugees

The influx of the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar is a major humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh. Since September 12 in 2017, with the permission of the local authority, Dhaka Community Hospital Trust (DCHT) and Community Initiative Society (CIS) have been providing emergency health services, mother and child health care services conducting distribution of nutritional food packs and public health campaign. Up till now, the health services have served over 200,000 Rohingya people. At present, DCHT and partners such as Peace Wind Japan are providing 24 hours health service to host community and Rohingya people in Hakimpara through one static clinic and mobile clinics.

Now Dhaka Community Hospital Trust (DCHT) is looking towards Camp No. 15, Jamtoli, says a press release. Together with Community Initiative Society (CIS) and MERCY Malaysia DCHT has established a primary health care centre in the area. The clinic was formally opened yesterday to provide overall primary health care services for the community around the area. Present at the opening ceremony were Malaysia High Commissioner, Nur Ashikin binti Mohd Taib; Professor Quazi Quamruzzaman, Chairman, DCHT; MD Golam Mostofa, Director of Project and Research, DCHT; Dr Omar Sharif Ibn Hasan, Associate Professor, Pediatric Department, Dhaka Community Hospital, Ir. Hanafi Ramli, Executive Council Member of MERCY Malaysia and Dr. Nasuha Yaacob, Gynecologist,  MERCY Malaysia EXCO.












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