MSF opens Covid-19 treatment centre at Nayapara Rohingya camp

The Nayapara SARI-ITC has a maximum capacity of 100 beds and begins with 20 operational beds

International medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, has opened a Covid-19 isolation and treatment centre in the Nayapara refugee camp, in the Teknaf upazilla of Cox’s Bazar district.

“The opening of the Severe Acute Respiratory Infection – Isolation and Treatment Centre (SARI-ITC) is part of MSF’s continuing scale-up of activities in response to the spread of Covid-19 across this part of south-east Bangladesh,” MSF said in a press release on Monday.

The Nayapara SARI-ITC has a maximum capacity of 100 beds and begins with 20 operational beds. It adds to the existing healthcare network in the district, supporting the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to manage the increasing number of Covid-19 patients, the statement added.