New essential equipment and medicines at Sadar Hospital, Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 31 March 2019 - WHO, with support from King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) continues strengthening Sadar Hospital in Cox’s Bazar, the only facility providing referral services to nearly 1.3 million vulnerable population, Rohingya refugees and host community, at increased risk of diseases in the upcoming rainy season.

Antibiotics and essential medicines have been recently donated to the hospital, following previous donations of medicines and supplies.

The hospital also received 50 new beds and a 150 Kva generator for delivering uninterrupted medical services to Rohingya refugees and host community.

New beds in Sadar hospital
WHO Bangladesh/ C. Bercaru
150 Kva Generator
WHO Bangladesh/ C. Bercaru

As part of the project supported by KSrelief, WHO is building an additional fully geared operation theatre complex that will allow doubling the surgical capacity of the medical facility.

Medicines donated to Sadar Hospital
WHO Bangladesh/ C. Bercaru

The joint project between WHO and KS Relief was signed in March 2018 and, among other activities, aimed to increase the number of beds, to strengthen the human resources, to improve trauma and emergency obstetric care services, out-patient care, to rehabilitate wards for men, women and children.

WHO continues to work closely with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to meet the health needs of Cox’s Bazar. For this purpose, WHO is leading and coordinating efforts of over 100 partners managing over 270 health facilities in Rohingya camps, while also providing medicines and medical equipment, diagnostics, guidelines and building capacities of the health workforce.