Qatar Charity (QC) continues to provide free medical services to thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, through its health centre at Rohingya Camp No 21 in Teknaf in Cox's Bazar.
The number of beneficiaries during the past year reached more than 16,000 refugees. The refugees receive various medical services at the health centre, which is open throughout the week, and has ambulances for patients, in addition to doctors, nurses and administrative workers.
Dr Rizvi Ahmed, one of the physicians of the QC health centre explained it is a community clinic. "We are treating various common diseases and providing maternity care. In addition to the oxygen and nebuliser facilities, minor surgeries are also performed.”
“If a patient needs advanced treatment, we send him to another hospital nearby in Qatar Charity’s own ambulance,” Dr Ahmed added, indicating that the local people also receive health services at the centre.
“We are very fortunate that Qatar Charity has been providing free medical services for us. Whenever medical support is needed, we rush to the health centre and receive primary treatment and necessary consultation. It helps us ease our daily troubles,” said Sabeda Khatun, a Rohingya woman living in the camp.
“During my pregnancy, I received emergency counselling and medical care from the centre. We are grateful to Qatar Charity,” said Jamila Begum, another beneficiary. QC launched this health initiative in September 2017, when about 800,000 Rohingya refugees fled their homeland Myanmar and took refuge in Bangladesh.
In the last four years, 80,000 refugees and locals benefited from medical services of the initiative. QC supports the refugees through constructing shelters and providing clothes and food relief aid.
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