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Danish Refugee Council officer from Kenya dies in Cox’s Bazar

  • Published at 09:05 pm August 20th, 2021
Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital
Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital Collected

He was admitted to hospital with pneumonia and Covid symptoms on Thursday night

An officer of Denmark-based NGO Danish Refugee Council (DRC) died in Cox’s Bazar with Covid-19 symptoms on Friday. 

Richard Gambu, 48, of Kenya was admitted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital on Thursday night. He died around 8am while undergoing treatment at the ICU.


Also Read - Bangladesh vaccinates Rohingya refugees against Covid-19


The hospital authorities collected samples and have yet to confirm whether he died from Covid.

“The patient was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and Covid symptoms. He also had breathing problems. But his condition worsened early today [Friday],” said Resident Medical officer Dr Shahin Abdur Rahman Chowdhury.


Also Read - Bangladesh vaccinating Rohigyas at Bhashan Char


According to the office of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC), as many as 2,409 Rohingyas contracted the deadly virus and 28 died since the first case emerged in May last year.

Last week, the government vaccinated the Rohingya refugees living in the camps of Cox's Bazar and Bhashan Char as part of its nationwide 

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