Friday, 19 July 2019
Rathedaung, Burma: Afflicted by various diseases, a Rohingya woman died in Arakan State on July 4, deprived of proper medical treatment, said a close relative.  The woman identified as Obida Khatun (30) daughter of Noor Nabi, hailed from “Koe Tan Kauk village,” Rathedaung Township. Obida Khatun was suffering from diarrhoea accompanied by fever over the last one month. But her husband was unable to admit her to a hospital as he is poor and could not afford the cost of treatment.

When the patient’s condition became serious, her husband went to UNHCR in Rathedaung Township for some help for the treatment of his wife.
 After listening to him the UNHCR authorities took the patient immediately to the Inn Din health centre in Maungdaw Township and admitted her on July 4, 2006, another close relative of her husband said. After admission she was being treated in the health centre. But unfortunately, she died in the hospital after two days. She left behind five children. Similarly, on July 7, a Rohingya girl named Amina Khatun (20) daughter of Oli Ahamed, hailing from Inn Din village-tract in Maugdaw Township, died of malaria after being deprived of proper treatment and lack of medicine at Inn Din health centre. Many patients in northern Arakan have died of various diseases because of lack of medicines and proper treatment as they are not allowed to go to Sittwe (Akyab), the capital of Arakan State, where sufficient doctors are available said a schoolteacher from the locality.