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Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged neighborhood

Dhaka:  In late July, volunteers from a Bangladeshi charity began getting calls looking for assist from folks from the nation’s huge coastal area that had been flooded for months throughout this 12 months’s monsoon.

Because the floodwaters began receding, the Bidyanondo Basis shortly determined to rent a vacationer boat to supply fundamental well being take care of these looking for support. The nation’s coast guards got here ahead with a route plan for the boat that was finally became a floating hospital known as “Jibon Kheya”,” or lifeboat.


Authorities reported 1000’s of instances of waterborne ailments together with diarrhea and pores and skin ailments, however attending to a hospital is an issue within the flooded southwestern area.

The coronavirus pandemic got here as a double blow, as fears grew that the virus may unfold amongst individuals who briefly crowded shelters away from their submerged properties.

“We wished to go to them since it’s all the time a giant problem to go to hospitals throughout any disasters. They haven’t any money, street networks are destroyed in lots of locations. And for the ladies, kids and aged folks that is an not possible job,” stated Monjoor Morshed, the inspiration’s head of strategic planning.


“We employed a vacationer boat from close to the Sundarbans to start out the hospital,” Morshed stated, referring to the world’s largest mangrove forest and a well-liked vacation spot for travellers.

The Jibon Kheya began its journey on September 1 with eight docs and nurses. It has two dentists and one ophthalmologist and a dozen skilled volunteers.

The primary level was a decades-old brothel close to a seaport. On the primary day, greater than 300 folks, largely intercourse employees and their kids, acquired therapy and medicines freed from cost, Morshed stated. Those that suffered from extreme diseases had been referred to a basic hospital in a close-by city.


“The primary day was an important expertise for our crew. Seeing the smiling faces of those destitute folks, our crew was very excited,” he stated.

The floating hospital then headed farther south, and on the way in which it could cease at a number of dozen pre-determined spots. Volunteers stated it has already handled 1000’s. Additionally they distributed masks to these visiting the vessel.

Typically devastated by pure disasters together with floods and cyclones, a whole lot of 1000’s of individuals residing alongside the coast lose their land, properties, well being clinics and roads yearly.


This 12 months, virtually 37 per cent of Bangladesh was underwater for almost three months, marooning about 5 million folks in a nation of 160 million. Greater than 100 folks had died from flood-related causes.

“Local weather change is a actuality. Our individuals are struggling. So we wished to create an instance that we should stand by them. Jibon Kheya is for that,” Kishor Kumar Das, chairman of the Bidyanondo Basis, instructed The Related Press.

“Jibon Kheya is simply an instance as we wished to unfold the message that now we have to revamp our growth ideas to succeed in out to the folks devastated by the impacts of local weather change.” Das stated they had been exploring choices to construct their very own everlasting hospital ship.


“I hope our desires will come true quickly,” he stated.

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