The government and the humanitarian community, including the International Organization for Migration (IOM), are now delivering a “wide array of supports” to ensure that health services for both Rohingyas and the host community are ready.
The initiatives are taken recognising the risks that the COVID-19 outbreak could pose to one of the largest refugee camps in the world, IOM said.
No positive case has so far been reported from the congested camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar, said the UN agency.
IOM Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response is supported by Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
All 35 healthcare facilities supported by IOM continue to provide essential primary healthcare services, while implementing partners have trained community health workers and volunteers, UNB reported citing the agency.
This has resulted in 35,399 door-to-door awareness visits, 402 courtyard sessions and 18,553 peer to peer discussions, meaning that with COVID-19 preventive messages have reached 113,087 people.
COVID-19 case management orientations were also held for 260 IOM health staff, including sessions on infection prevention control and risk communication.
Around 600 staff received the general briefing on COVID-19 including ongoing updates, clinical features, preventative measures and travel recommendations.
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