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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Malaria takes 1 life, attacks at least 400 in Roangchari Upazila of Bandarban Hill District, no doctors and staff

Courtesy: Suprobhat Bangladesh, Chittagong, 10 July, 2010, www.suprobhatbangladesh.com

Suprobhat Bangladesh, a daily vernacular published from Chittagong port city reports today about outbreak of Malaria in Roangchari Upazila of Bandarban Hill District, in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region. The outbreak takes life of an infant and attacks at least 400 persons of 11 remote villages of indigenous peoples in the Upazila, the paper reports. It also reports that there have been no medical officers and support staff in the Upazila hospital for the last one month and, hence, there have been serious problems in treating malarial patients. There were 20 Malaria patients in the 10-beaded hospital on last Friday. The paper further reports, out of 16 approved workforce with 4 doctors there are only 2 (1 nurse and 1 Health Assistant) staff available.

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