"Procedures that can be done outside, like chemotherapy and initial diagnosis, we are doing on the road where there is minimal water-logging," said Dharshana R, who heads the resource-mobilisation department of the hospital. Fresh supplies of drinking water, food and diesel for back-up power, and fuel for cooking were all desperately needed, she said. The nearby Barak river flows from the hills of an adjoining state. In Bangladesh, at least 84 people have died and more than 4.5 million have been stranded. Nearly 5,900 people have contracted various water-borne diseases, including diarrhoea, as the waters recede, the government said.
Source: bd News24 June 27, 2022 14:36 UTC