Over 90,000 Rohingya treated at M'sian field hospital in Cox's Bazar


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019

Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. -Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR: The Armed Forces' Malaysian Field Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh has treated over 90,000 Rohingya refugees to date.

"We currently have 16 doctors and specialists stationed there, including 48 personnel of various ranks.

"To date, we have also conducted over 900 surgeries at the field hospital," said Malaysian Armed Forces health director-general Lt Gen Datuk Dr Md Amin Muslan after officiating the second Malaysian Military Medicine Conference (MMMC 2019) at Wisma Perwira on Tuesday (Nov 19).

He added that the doctors there even had to donate their own blood in order to maintain supplies.

"Some patients would require as much as 10 litres of blood, and during those times the only available source would be from the soldiers and doctors there, so they contribute.

"We have a system in place to vet the donated blood to ensure that it is safe to use," he said.

The event on Tuesday morning saw speakers from the Health Ministry, as well as other medical professionals.


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