A Rohingya Toddler Died for Denial of Treatment in Maungdaw Hospital
Maungdaw- An innocent Rohingya toddler of 18 months old died in the hospital on 30, August as the nurse on duty denied to do treatment because of being different race, religion and culture in Maungdaw, Arakan, our correspondent reported.
The toddler was the daughter of Ismail, 30 years old, who hails from Ward No. 5 of Maungdaw Town. Due to severe fever, he hospitalized his dear daughter at Public Hospital of Maungdaw District at around 1 pm on 29, August but no doctors or nurses came to check the patient after admission.
At mid-night, the toddler seemed very serious and the guardian rushed to the nurse on duty to call. But the nurse ill-treated him and said, “This is not related to me. What will you get from me crying here? You yourself take care of your patient.”
Hearing all these bitter words, he came back with tears in eyes and had been sitting by his daughter helplessly for the whole night. The next day morning at 7 am, his patient passed away in the hospital.
Rohingya people come there from south and north of Maungdaw hoping to have treatment at hospital but they are brutally insulted by the doctors and nurses and finally, they are compelled to fight with premature death for not getting treatment.
According to the locals, this hospital is worse than a custody where police arbitrarily torture the Rohingya people.
The Buddhists from all classes and the authorities have made Arakan a hell for Rohingya people who see burning fire from all sides and find no way to escape. And depriving a community of medical facilities is a soft way of genocide.
Edited by: M. Shuaib
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