BANGLADESH / ROHINGYA PHYSIOTHERAPY

26-Dec-2019 00:03:28
At a free physiotherapy clinic financed and operated by UNHCR, Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis are receiving care side by side for ailments as varied as back pain and Parkinson’s disease. UNHCR
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STORY: BANGLADESH / ROHINGYA PHYSIOTHERAPY
TRT: 3:28
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNHCR ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: BANGLADESHI / ROHINGYA / NATS

DATELINE: 25 APRIL 2019, SHAMLAPUR, BANGLADESH
SHOTLIST
1.Wide shot, Golam Kibria, 100-year-old man, walks up path at physiotherapy centre with cane
2.Med shot, physiotherapy assistant walks into consultation room
3.Close up, physiotherapist assistant’s hands on man’s back, giving massage
4. Close up, Golam Kibria, 100-year-old patient talking to medical professional
5. Various shots, Golam receiving physiotherapy
6. Various shots, a female physiotherapist is assisting an older man with leg
7. Various shots, Hazera, Rohingya refugee and patient, gets help walking into consultation room and being seated
8. SOUNDBITE (Rohingya) Hazera, 55-year-old Rohingya patient:
“When I recover, in the name of Allah I will go to the mosque, and I will cook beef and provide food for the children.”
9. Various shots, Hazera getting assistance from a physiotherapist
10. SOUNDBITE (Bangladeshi) Naushin Anjun, physiotherapist:
“This physiotherapy center is really important because it’s the only one of its kind in the area. We mainly use exercise-based manual therapy. In addition, we have electrotherapy. Besides that, we have an exercise room with equipment. We have equipment for all our patients’ needs. Most of the patients either have lower back pain or paralysis, or knee pain. That’s the case for most of our patients, from both the Rohingya and host communities. Providing services to both groups makes us feel good.”
11. Various shots, Mohammed Mofiz Ullah Kaisar, 23-year-old Bangladeshi patient, using exercise machines for rehabilitation exercises
11. Med shot, people walking on dirt road
12.Close up, sign reading “Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation Centre supported by UNHCR” in English and Bangladeshi
13.Med shot road in front of physiotherapy centre with sign and tuk-tuk traffic in front
14.Close up, Golam Kibria
15.SOUNDBITE (Bangladeshi) Golam Kibria, 100-year-old Bangladeshi patient:
“The Rohingya have made a temporary home here. They’re making their home here. I feel good about that. Muslims will come to the aid of other Muslims.”
16. Wide shot, Golam Kibria leaves physiotherapy session walking with cane
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At a free physiotherapy clinic financed and operated by UNHCR, Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis are receiving care side by side for ailments as varied as back pain and Parkinson’s disease.

The Shamlapur clinic was set up in July 2018 to serve both the Rohingya refugees and members of the host community in an area that has received hundreds of thousands of people. It employs two physiotherapists and two assistants and charges no fees. The experience of having access to experts for ailments as varied as back pain to paralysis after a car accident is new to all. More than 1,000 have received treatment between its opening and October 2019.

Hazera is a 55-year-old Rohingya patient at the clinic. She said, “when I recover, in the name of Allah I will go to the mosque, and I will cook beef and provide food for the children.”

Naushin Anjun, one of the physiotherapists said, “this physiotherapy center is really important because it’s the only one of its kind in the area. We mainly use exercise-based manual therapy.”

Anjun continued, “In addition, we have electrotherapy. Besides that, we have an exercise room with equipment. We have equipment for all our patients’ needs. Most of the patients either have lower back pain or paralysis, or knee pain. That’s the case for most of our patients, from both the Rohingya and host communities. Providing services to both groups makes us feel good.”

Golam Kibria is 100 year old. He is Bangladeshi and comes to the clinic often. He said, “the Rohingya have made a temporary home here. They’re making their home here. I feel good about that. Muslims will come to the aid of other Muslims.”

Programmes that support both refugees and their host communities were be one of the topics under discussion at the Global Refugee Forum, a high-level meeting held in Geneva earlier this month. States, the private sector and other actors had announce high-impact contributions to help refugees and the communities that host them.
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