US donates 3 million ORS doses for Rohingyas


PV Desk : The US government today handed over 3 million sachets of oral rehydration solution (ORS) to the Bangladesh authorities to assist the Rohingyas.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) staff handed over the shipment to senior officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at Mohakhali in the city, said a USAID press release.

Since August 24, the US government has provided over $90 million to assist more than 655,000 Rohingya people and their host communities in Bangladesh, the release added.

USAID purchased the three million ORS sachets from Renata Limited, a local pharmaceutical manufacturer, in response to the MoHFW’s September 2017 request for priority health products to support the Rohingyas.

The ORS supply will now head to Cox’s Bazar, where the MoHFW will work with health sector partners to ensure that it is appropriately distributed to those in need, the release said.