Minister of Health Mohammad Nasim declared that his ministry staff will donate a day’s salary to the government’s relief fund for the Rohingya.
“If 16 crore citizens of Bangladesh can get three meals a day, then there is no reason that the refugees will go without food.”
The minister made the announcement during a press conference at the ministry on Thursday.
He also said the Ministry of Health has been working to provide healthcare to the Rohingya in Teknaf and Ukhiya.
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“No babies were given birth to in the camps after September 5. All the pregnant Rohingya women have been moved to local hospitals. In addition, we have started an immunisation program although nobody has been found with polio. But we have identified two HIV positive refugees. They are being provided with adequate treatment. Furthermore, we are distributing birth control materials among them while encouraging birth control.”
He also said a specialised control cell has been opened by the Directorate General of Family Planning to monitor the new mothers and newborns among the refugees.
The minister further added that on September 28, all government hospitals will provide two hours of additional services in the outdoor facilities, to observe the birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.