Monday, 17 Dec 2018

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Iran opens hospital for Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

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Health Desk: Dec 20, 2017--- A 20-bed field hospital built by the Iranian Red Crescent Society has started journey in Cox’s Bazar recently in a bid to serve Rohingya refugees.

Charge De Affairs of Iranian Embassy in Dhaka Ibrahim Sahfiei inaugurated the hospital as the chief guest. 

Sahfiei appreciated the cooperation and coordination of the government and the army of Bangladesh in setting up the mobile hospital.

The Iranian diplomat said expenditure on establishing and conducting the hospital is hefty, but Iran has managed it as the country believes it is its humanitarian and Muslim duty.

Officials of the local administration and representative of World Health Organization (WHO) in Cox`s Bazar attended the opening ceremony.

Praising the efforts made by the Iranian Red Crescent Society, WHO representative David Wightwick requested the head of the hospital to cooperate with his organisation on the prevention of the spread of communicable diseases.