Rohingya women who come to Kaung Htet Clinic in Buthidaung for treatment are being constantly abused and slurred by various members of the clinic.
The clinic is situated at ward-3 on the side of Minathi road in Buthidaung.
A resident of Buthidaung, who did not want to be named, said, “If you go for treatment at the Kaung Htet Clinic, there are accountants at the registration desk. During registering or measuring blood pressure, they (accountants) discriminate and shout offensively racial discriminatory words.”
“Especially the poor suffer more, as they come from the remote area and do not understand the language well. This kind of discrimination and violence should be shunned,” the person further said, “Opening a clinic is one of the social activities as well as business. I want them to treat their patients well.”
Another resident from Buthidaung said, “Medical treatment is a social service. But there should be no discrimination like this in a clinic. There are 3 or 4 doctors in a good clinic. The accountants ask the patients what is wrong with them and show them to the relevant doctors for treatment according to their needs.”