Health Desk—Sept 27, 2017: A considerable number of Rohingyas who entered Bangladesh with bullet and burn wounds got immediate live-saving medical services from the public health facilities in Cox’s Bazar.
In such a situation, ensuring access to the basic health care services, supply of pure drinking water, hygienic living conditions of the huge population has been a challenging job.
Two existing camps for Rohingyas in Kutupalong and Balukhali literally have merged into one and accommodated the newcomers from Myanmar after the August 25 offensive and made it a mega-settlement of nearly 500,000 people in a very small area.
Many also set up makeshift camps nearby in an unhygienic environment. As a result, facilities for sanitation and pure drinking water became very inadequate.