Monday, 25 May 2020

Teknaf, Bangladesh: A Burmese refugee died of ulcer because he was denied admission in the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) health centre in the refugee camp. He was deprived of proper medical treatment when the centre is meant to treat patients in Nayapara camp.
 
The dead was identified as Abu Bakker Siddique (45) son of Ali Hussain, of MRC No.30109, Shed No.6/6, E-Block, Nayapara refugee camp in the Cox’s Bazaar district of Bangladesh, said Shalam Majee of Nayapara camp.
 
On August 22, at about 5:00 p.m. the patient was brought to the health centre for treatment but the Dr. Popash, in-charge of the centre refused him admission saying that they had no medicines for the treatment of refugees, said a refugee on condition of anonymity.
 
But, because of the critical condition of the patient, Dr. Sayedur Rahaman, the assistant doctor at the centre gave an injection to the patient so that he would get relief from pain and then the patient was brought back to his shed. He died soon after.
 
He was buried at a nearby cemetery of refugees after permission from the Camp-in-Charge.
 
According to refugees, they do not get medical treatment from the MOH and the officers or doctors do not treat them as human beings.