Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare visits WHO renovated District Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar

Dr Khalid El Tahir, WHO Incident Manager in Cox's Bazar together with the Minister of Health and Family Welfare
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Cox’s Bazar, 23 July 2019 - Mr Zahid Maleque MP, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare visited the District Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar this Tuesday July 23rd, to see the results of WHO's efforts to strengthen the capacities of Cox's Bazar only secondary health care referral hospital for the Rohingya population and host community.

“We are at Sadar Hospital, the main hospital where the Rohingya and host population are being treated and WHO has done a very good job in renovating this facility by bringing new beds and many instruments. The emergency unit is also well developed and I hope that WHO will continue to support us as they have been doing for a long time.” said Hon’ble Minister during his visit.

With the funding support of USD 2 million from King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Centre, WHO provided support to increase the capacity of the hospital including renovations of wards and operation theatre complex, hiring additional health workforce, providing medicines, medical supplies and equipment, conducting trainings on acute watery diarrhea, providing nutritional meals for the additional in-patients. The District Sadar Hospital Expansion Project is to be completed on 28 August 2019.

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.

Newly renovated ward at Sadar Hospital
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