The Rohingya beneficiaries of health projects implemented in Malaysia, including mobile clinics, expressed delight with the medical services that have saved hundreds of lives and alleviated their suffering. This comes within the framework of co-operation between Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Charity (QC) to continue implementing the projects of the $50mn grant made by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani for Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, QC has said in a statement.
Work on the health projects commenced in October 2019 when the agreements were signed with the Malaysian National Welfare Foundation, an agency under the women, family and community development ministry. The budget allocated for the health programme is estimated at $14.7mn over three years. The Qatari initiative works on the improvement of the refugee situation in Malaysia, as the official figures of United Nations confirm the presence of more than 178,000 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Malaysia.
Boshor Norzummia, who met with an accident in August 2020 that caused the sudden loss of vision in one eye, thanked the mobile clinic team for providing the medical services that made him feel much better. Mohamed Zubair said the |mobile clinic really helped me by providing treatment for my children with special needs."
Sakinah Ismail, a Rohingya refugee diagnosed with breast cancer, received treatment from a clinic in Pandan Mewah, Ampang, Malaysia. Sakinah says she is indeed delighted and thankful to all those who helped her receive the treatment that contributed to providing her with another chance to live and take care of her twin daughters.
With the support of the grant of His Highness the Amir, the Qatari initiative works on equipping and operating five healthcare centres, mobile medical clinics, a vaccination programme aimed at providing doses to 24,000 children, a referral programme for critical cases and complicated deliveries, a health shelter programme for setting up five shelters, and raising health awareness in refugees, the statement adds.