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Maternal and Child Health Care Centre launched in Balukhali camp 9

  • Published at 01:21 am May 28th, 2018
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Representatives of local NGO COAST and MERCY Malaysia open the Maternal and Child Health Care centre at the Balukhali camp No 9 in Cox's Bazar’s Ukhiya on Sunday, May 27, 2018 UNB

MERCY Malaysia is an international NGO delivering health care facilities around the globe especially for the refugees’ crises

A Maternal and Child Health Care (MCHC) centre has been officially launched with the support of local NGO COAST and MERCY Malaysia at the Balukhali camp No 9 in Cox's Bazar’s Ukhiya.

MERCY Malaysia is an international NGO delivering health care facilities around the globe especially for the refugees’ crises.

COAST Executive Director Rezaul Karim Chowdhury and MERCY Malaysia Executive Director Amran Mahzan formally launched the MCHC centre on Sunday, according to a press release.

Earlier, Rezaul chaired the event where the chief guest was Chailau Marma, additional superintendent of police at Ukhiya circle. COAST Director Sanat Kumar Bhowmik had moderated the launching ceremony.

Amran and Hanafi Ramli, Executive Council member, of MERCY Malaysia, Dr Mehrab, representative of the Upazila Health Office, Ukhiya, Palongkhali Union Parishad Panel Chairman Nurul Absar Chowdhury, Abu Morshed Chowdhury of Cox's Bazar Chamber of Commerce were also present at the event.

Delivering his welcome speech, Razaul thanked MERCY for their great initiatives and support to COAST in humanitarian responses.

He said mothers and children from Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) will be benefitted from the Centre and gradually this support goes to host community.

Chailau Marma appreciated establishing this MCHC and also thanked both COAST and MERCY for their initiative.

Imam Hossain, the head Maji (leader of a block) of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp, said this hospital would be providing quality health services to their people, especially mother and children.

Nurul Absar said the largest Rohingya camp belonged to his ward and its inhabitants were suffering from different diseases.

He mentioned that due to the lack of proper medical health services many of the refugees had already died. “This is a great initiative and I will help and cooperate if necessary.”