Tropical diseases spread in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Tropical diseases –chickenpox, fever, cough and vomiting have recently spread among the people in Maungdaw south, Hashim, a local doctor said.
“Mostly children of Khonza Bill (village), Udaung village and Aley Than Kyaw village have been suffering from various diseases in this hot season.”

According to a village elder Kasim (not real name), some effected children were going to the government hospital of Aley Than Kyaw village tract, where health workers are paying no attention to those patients.

In the health center, most of the staffs are Rakhines community who are not facilitating to Rohingya community, said villagers from Alay Than Kyaw.

According to sources, mostly, children (1-10 years) have been suffering from diseases such as— chickenpox, fever, and cough and vomiting.

However, the Rohingya patients have been taking basic treatment from village quack doctors, said a father of a patient.

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