UNHCR, Govt of Bangladesh inaugurate new health care facilities in Noakhali14 September 2022
Staff Reporter :
The Civil Surgeon of Noakhali and the UNHCR have inaugurated a newly expanded inpatient care facility, a renovated operation theatre and an emergency unit at Noakhali Sadar District Hospital, in the presence of the Hospital Superintendent Dr. Helal Uddin on Tuesday.
The renovation work was funded and facilitated by UNHCR in coordination with hospital authorities. These facilities will enhance health care service delivery for Bangladeshis in Noakhali district as well as refugees referred from Bhasan Char. UNHCR also donated 460 oxygen cylinders to the hospital, said a UNHCR press release .
UNHCR has been committed to enhance access to health services for refugees and Bangladeshis hosting them. As part of these work, UNHCR and partners, in close coordination with the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner, Civil Surgeon Cox's Bazar and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) of Bangladesh, established and inaugurated the first mental health inpatient care unit in Nayapara on 4 September.
While located in the refugee camps, this facility will provide mental health services for both refugees and Bangladeshis.
UNHCR has also recently renovated an outpatient and inpatient department in the health centre of Camp 4 in Cox's Bazar last week. All will provide 24/7 comprehensive primary health services including mental health and sexual and reproductive health care. The extensive work to support access to health services is possible thanks to the generous funding by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Government and People of Japan.