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Rohingya woman has to choose between relief and treatment


Dhaka, Oct 24– While the injured Rohingyas are getting free treatment, a woman, hit with four bullets, left the hospital without completing her treatment to receive the reliefs from the Balukhali Camp-1 in Ukhiya under Cox’s Bazar.Sanwara Begum, age 22, mother of three children, was sitting in the health camp at Balukhali with her husband Md Salim and waiting to be sent to the hospital again to remove the bullets from her leg which she received while she was coming to Bangladesh from Tambra Para in Myanmar.
One month ago, this family like other Rohingyas was fleeing their country, Myanmar, when Sanwara Begum got shot. Four bullets hit her directly, damaging both her legs. After a ten-day journey from their village, they reached Bangladesh.
After coming here, first, she was taken to the Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where two bullets were removed and two more left inside, said Md Salim.
Sanwara Begum was under treatment but left the hospital to receive relief from the government and came to the camp without completing the treatment, alleged Dr Muktar Hossain, the in-charge of the medical camp.
She has been referred to the Ukhiya Upazila Health Complex, from where the doctors will refer her to the Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital once again if needed.
Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital has already arranged a special surgery ward for the Rohingyas who are suffering serious injuries for many reasons and cannot be treated in the Upazila health camp. – UNB


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