CARE Bangladesh opened a 40-bed isolation center in Rohingya Camp 4 Extension at Cox’s Bazar to treat and support the Rohingya community with mild to severe COVID-19 symptoms.
The center is well-equipped with separate dormitories, washrooms and bathing spaces for male and female patients where doctors, ambulance, medicines, oxygen support, and COVID-19 sample collection services are available around-the-clock.
CARE Bangladesh will monitor suspected and mild COVID-19 cases in the isolation center while moderate and severe cases will be referred to advanced medical facilities for treatment.
At the opening event, Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) Shah Rezwan Hayat expressed satisfaction as chief guest and thanked CARE Bangladesh for establishing such a center within such a short time that is complete with gender-sensitive features.
He said, “We should fight COVID-19 together. CARE Bangladesh has worked hard to set up this isolation center.”
Md Mahfuzar Rahman, Camp-in-Charge of Camp- 4 Extension and Dr Abu Toha MR H Bhuiyan, Health Coordinator, Office of RRRC, were also present as special guests. They urged CARE Bangladesh to ensure round the clock services in the newly completed isolation center in coordination with Site Management Service (SMS) and other stakeholders.
Ramesh Singh, Country Director of CARE Bangladesh was present during the event where he stated, “This is an excellent example of our work together with Bangladesh Government and different stakeholders. CARE started their journey in Bangladesh for a long time with good collaboration and cooperation of the Government.”
Health volunteer Yeasmin, a Rohingya woman living in the camp, said, “The isolation center will be good for us. In the camps, many people live together in small shelters. If any family member is infected by coronavirus, isolating is not possible. The isolation center will help people stay separately from their family. If we find an infected person, we will refer them to the center for better treatment.”