Since the Rohingya influx began on August 25th, about 16 people were diagnosed with HIV positive, said Doctor Shahin Abdur Rahman Chowdhury, who is working as a resource person of the Rohingya camp and also a residential medical officer of the hospital, reports UNB.
Among the diagnosed patients, nine have started receiving treatments, and the remaining six will soon undergo treatment.
Meanwhile, one of the HIV patients died before starting the treatment, said the physician.
Abdus Salam, one of the civil surgeons of the district reported that the increase in the number of HIV patients is alarming.
He said that some 2,000 medical staffs, including 100 physicians, specialized doctors, internee doctors, medical students, are working day and night to provide medical help and support to the Rohingyas.
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