Bangladesh medical camp serving Rohingya refugees
Border Guard Bangladesh has set up a medical camp to extend support to the thousands of Rohingya refugees who have taken shelter in Naikhyangchhari of Bandarban fleeing persecution in Myanmar.
The refugees have set up the makeshift tents near Tumbru canal for the last six days.
At least 200-300 Rohingya refugees have been seeking treatment daily at the medical camp which was set up two days back, reports our Chief Reporter Pinaki Roy from the spot.
Dr Mohammad Shahidul Islam, who is treating them, said they are giving the treatment for free.
The patients, mostly children and women, mainly come with complaints of fever, colds, diarrhea, minor cuts and scrapes and skin diseases, our chief reporter quotes Dr Shahidul Islam as saying.
‘Here for 6 days’
Meanwhile, a Rohingya refugee, Dil Mohammad, who fled from his home in Medi village, six kilometers inward of Myanmar, said he has been staying in the camp for the last six days.
“About 10,000 people from 12 villages in Myanmar have fled the country and have come here,” Dil Mohammad said.
A team of International Red Crescent Society also visited the camp site in the morning.