Cox’s Bazar Health Care Project of BDRCS is being implemented in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upozilla health complexes since May 2014. This project is financially and technically supported by the ICRC. Objective of the project is to improve the health care services provided at Teknaf and Ukhiya Upozilla health complexes of Ministry of Health of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.
At present 24 staffs are working in the two upozilla health complexes. Dilapidated buildings of these two hospitals were reconstructed and renovated. Waste management zones and Incinerators were built to burn medical waste in the two hospital. As a result, hygiene and infection control situation of the two hospital has improved substantially. In addition to that medicine and medical equipment like Oxygen concentrators were donated from the project to these two hospitals. Due to the continuous efforts of the project staff quality of care and number of patients in these two hospitals has increased significantly.
Due to the new influx of forcibly displaced people from Myanmar since the 25th of August 2017, demand of health care services in Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban districts increased to an alarming state. To provide essential health care services to this population, Cox’s Bazar health care project started mobile medical operation since the 6th of September 2017.Three doctors, three paramedics and three RCYs are providing mobile medical services at Jadimura, British Para and Domdomia of Cox’s Bazar district and Konarpara (No man’s Land) under Naikhongchari Upozilla of Bandarbon district. From 6th September 2017 to 21st October 2018 this mobile medical team has provided essential medical services to 90,462 people in the area. Local citizens of Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban district as well as forcibly displaced people from Mayanmar received essential health care services without discrimination from this project.