Today, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) inaugurated 120-bed Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Isolation and Treatment Centre (SARI ITC) at Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar.

The UN Migration Agency in collaboration with the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) office has set up 3 SARI ITCs, with total 230 bed capacity to isolate and treat COVID-19 patients with moderate-to-severe symptoms.

“The IOM-initiated ITCs are to provide continuous COVID-19 related health service for both host communities and Rohingyas in Teknaf and Ukhyia upazilas,” it added.

RRRC Md Mahbub Alam Talukder inaugurated the 120-bed SARI ITC at the camp as the chief guest while IOM’s deputy chief of mission Manuel Marques Pereira chaired the programme.