Our main focus was to provide medical treatment, medicine, water, sanitation etc for the displaced Rohingyas of Myanmar. All the doctors from Bangladesh Medical College were volunteering lead by a dedicated person Dr. Naheed. Fatema. Besides medical effort BUET volunteers are distributing clothes and other critical supply to the vulnerable mothers.
Bangladesh Medical College medical team: Total participated doctor-5. Specialist doctor-3, Medicine, surgeon, gynecologist Junior doctor-2. Additional volunteers-7 people as language translator, medicine distribution, helping patient to understand prescription. Total patient served: approximately 600. Date -30.09.2017 Place -Balukali Rohinga camp, Ukhia.
Services provided: diagnosis of disease, prescribing and distributing proper medication, health education for sanitation, counseling and support to comfort the inhuman circumstances the patients had faced which forced them them to take refuge in Bangladesh. Service Population: predominantly young children and women Main health problem identified: Most of the young children are suffering from pneumonia( Upper respiratory infection), Most of the women are suffering from Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and grniatal infection. Almost all of them are suffering from diarrhea, severe skin disease, cough, common cold, physical and emotional distress due to inhuman and brutal abuse.
Based on the hygiene situation of the camp, Dr. Nahid Fatema felt that tube well and toilets are foremost necessities for disease control and prevention. Recommendations: Number of doctors compared to the need is very low. The medical camps are scares and intermittent. The Rohingya refugees are entering into a phage of intense, immediate medical crisis. If necessary measures to treat these people are not taken in urgent manner, the skyrocketing death toll particularity for young children and women is eminent. According to the UN, the Rohingya are the most persecuted people in the world. Currently they are facing genocide at the hand of the Myanmar authorities and their collaborators. Many of these people are fleeing to Bangladesh for safety. Even though their persecution has been going on for decades, during the last few months their situation has become much worse. Ankur International is working on a fundraising drive this week to help the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The money raised will be used to buy food and other essentials. Please stay tuned for more details. Here are some of the links that describe the current situation with the Rohingya community: