Rohingya Victims Try to Recover at Bangladesh Hospital

Photo: Anadolu Agency

Cox’s Bazar, MINA – Rohingya refugees who were shot, beaten, stabbed, burned or raped by the Myanmar military are struggling to heal in hospitals in neighboring Bangladesh, exorcising their trauma while their bodies try to recover.

Many of them lie on thin, dirty mattresses on the floor at overflowing hospitals, and their treatment is going very slowly due to substandard conditions, Anadolu Agency reported.

“Every day, new Rohingya patients are coming to our hospital, most of them pregnant women and children,” said an emergency physician at Sadar Hospital, Dr. Shab Uttin. “Many of them are suffering from bullet or knife wounds as well as pneumonia, diarrhea, and infection.”

The refugees are fleeing a Myanmar security operation in which security forces and Buddhist mobs have killed men, women and children, looted homes, and torched Rohingya Muslim villages.

More than 480,000 Rohingya have crossed from the northern part of Rakhine state into Bangladesh since the outbreak of fresh violence on Aug. 25, according to the UN migration agency.

According to Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali, around 3,000 Rohingya have been killed in the crackdown.(R/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)