The temporary clinic to provide a basic health check-up and free medical treatment to shipbreaking workers was organized by IndustriALL affiliates the Bangladesh Metal Workers’ Federation (BMF) and the Bangladesh Metal, Chemical, Garments and Tailors Workers’ Federation (BMCGTWF) as part of the IndustriALL and FNV shipbreaking workers projects.
It was observed that most of the shipbreaking workers face general health issues like body pain, fever and physical weakness, and a few workers presented with intense pain in the legs, knees and bones. Doctors provided prescriptions and advice for follow up diagnostics.
Md. Halim (27), a shipbreaking worker, said,
“Doctors at this medical camp were very friendly and they carefully explained my health problem. I am very happy that in addition to some health tips I also received medicines. We hope there will be more such medical camps in coming days, which will be very useful for me and hundreds of shipbreaking workers in this area.”
General physicians, orthopedics and skin specialists of Chattogram Medical College Hospital participated in the camp and provided treatment for shipbreaking workers.
Kan Matsuzaki, IndustriALL shipbuilding and shipbreaking director said,
“The health camp was organized to provide some basic medical support to shipbreaking workers in the absence of medical facilities near shipbreaking yards. The government and employers need to take more meaningful steps to create good health infrastructure for shipbreaking workers”.
Apoorva Kaiwar, IndustriALL South Asia regional secretary said,
“We commend IndustriALL Bangladesh affiliates for taking this important solidarity initiative with the shipbreaking workers by organizing health camps successively for the second year. We look forward to having similar fruitful interventions in future.”
Disclaimer: All third-party opinions expressed via IASWI accounts linked to and from this page are those of the individuals concerned and do not necessarily represent those of IASWI or its affiliates. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied. To discuss this disclaimer or the removal of appropriate credit for materials of which you hold copyright please contact us. All the third party videos and contents found on workers-iran.org is not hosted on our servers; all third party videos or contents are hosted on a third party site. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and news sources on the www.workers-iran.org do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the IASWI or official policies of the IASWI. These posts are only generated for the purpose of information sharing on the labour related issues.