A 60-bed isolation and treatment centre (SARIITC) for Covid-19 patient will be inaugurated on the 4th of July. The centre is located near camp 21 in Chakmarkur union, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar. It is managed by Save the Children and funded by UK Aid and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). UK Aid is supporting further to make more than 600-beds available for both Rohingya refugees and people from Bangladeshi communities who are in dire need of medical treatment.
The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Secretary of State for International Development did a virtual visit to the Rohingya refugee camp on 24th of June 2020 and said, “I am grateful to the Government and people of Bangladesh for their extraordinary generosity and support for the Rohingya refugees. The UK will continue to work with the Government of Bangladesh, international partners and the UN Security Council to enable the Rohingyas to return home to Rakhine in a safe, dignified and voluntary manner, and to support them until that is possible.”
The UK has dedicated at least £21 million to tackle coronavirus in Bangladesh.