A Follow up Medical Treatment for the Victims of Savar Tragedy
Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH) and AMDA Bangladesh have jointly organized a follow-up medical treatment for the victims of the Savar tragedy on 7, June 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-02:30 P.M. The medical team composed of 30 specialist doctors, nurses, paramedics and hospital personal were present at Savar Adhar Chandra Model High School providing complimentary medical treatment, group psychotherapy, free medicine, and distribution of 800 kilograms of rice and 200 kilograms of daal to ensure food security of these victims. Around 400 injured patients were treated.
The medical team was headed by JBFH Chairman and JBFH Managing Director. Counselor and Medical Attache, Embassy of Japan was present to observe the follow up medical treatment on the ground.
Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and AMDA Bangladesh were present right after the time of the Rana Plaza collapse with their Emergency Medical Response Team (EMRT) on 24, April 2013 assisting with other organizations to provide immediate relief for the victims of the tragedy.
This program was intended to not only provide follow-up medical treatment for these victims who received immediate medical attention from many healthcare providers but did not necessarily receive the follow-up attention needed to continue their health sustainability. JBFH and AMDA Bangladesh continued their relief care by participating in follow up observational visits and found that further relief assistance was needed in the support of these victims.
This event was successful in ensuring the well-being of the Savar tragedy victims. Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and AMDA Bangladesh does not wish to end their involvement in relief for these victims and hopes to continue programs that will ensure the medical assurance and treatment of these victims. Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and AMDA Bangladesh's presence will always try to be with the victims of the Savar tragedy and the nation of Bangladesh.