A Maternal and Child Health Care (MCHC) center was officially launched with the support of COAST, a local NGO, and MERCY Malaysia at Balukhali camp 9, Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday.
MERCY Malaysia is an international NGO delivering health care facilities around the globe especially for the refugees crises.
The Executive Director of Coast Rezaul Karim Chowdhury and Executive Director of MERCY Malaysia Engineer Amran Mahzan formally launched the MCHC centre through cutting the ribbon.
Earlier, Coast Executive director Rezaul Karim Chowdhury chaired the event where the chief guest was Chailau Marma, Additional Superintendent of Police at Ukhiya circle. Sanat Kumar Bhowmik, Director of COAST moderated the launching ceremony.
Engineer Hanafi Ramli, Executive Council Member and Engineer Amran Mahzan the Executive Director of Mercy Malaysia, Dr. Mehrab, representative of Upazila Health Office, Ukhiya, Nurul Absar Chowdhury, the panel chairman of Palongkhali Union Parishad, Abu Morshed Chowdhury of Cox’s Bazar Chamber of Commerce were present as special guests, according to a press release received here on Sunday evening.
Delivering his welcome speeche at the launching program, Razaul Karim Chowdhury thanked MERCY for their great initiatives and support COAST in humanitarian responses in this huge humanitarian crisis.
He said that mothers and children from FDMNs (Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals) will be benefitted from the Centre and gradually this support goes to host community.
Additional SP Chailau Marma appreciated establishing this MCHC and also thanked COAST and Mercy Malaysia.
Imam Hossain, the head Maji (a leader of a block) of Kutupalong camp said that this hospital can provide health services to the people especially mother and children. Although we have many problems in the camp, but we can get good health services from this COAST-MERCY hospital.
Nurul Absar Chowdhury, the Panel Chairman of Palongkhali Union Parishad said that the largest Rogingya camp belongs to his ward and they are suffering different diseases.
He also mentioned that due to the lack of proper medical health services, many of them are dead. But this is very great initiative and he would help and cooperate if necessary.
Dr. Mehrab, representative of Upazila Health Office, Ukhiya said that MERCY Malaysia come to support Rohingya community in Bangladesh that is really timely and effective for the needy people.unb