Disasters in the coastal area are increasing day by day due to climate change effects. Salinity has also increased. Due to the increase in salinity, the rate of various diseases, including cervical infection in women on the coast has increased comparatively than before. On 24th January (Wednesday) 2024 at Datinakhali of Burigoalini Union, Shyamnagar Upazila, LEDARS organized a day-long free Gynecological and Maternal Health Care Camp with the financial support of Bread for the World.

The free medical camp was inaugurated by the chief guest of the event Mr. Alhaj Nazrul Islam, chairman of No. 9 Burigoalini Union Parishad and the special guest was Mr. Md. Shahidul Islam, member of Ward No. 7. Dr. Shanjana Parveen (MBBS), RMO, Friendship Hospital, Marufa Jahan, Health Educator, Medical Assistant of LEDARS, Dipak Kumar Gain, provided day-long services in the Special Gynecological and Maternal Health Care Camp. Apart from this, officials from LEDARS and Friendship Hospital Coordinator Shaheen Ahmed and many others were also present in this camp.

Coastal women have to drink salt water, and even bathe in salt water. In addition, coastal women are working as laborers in fishing and shrimping in the river to make a living. As a result, staying in salt water all day has caused various problems in women of different ages in terms of gynecological diseases and reproductive health. In addition, skin diseases have increased. Moreover, these women feel hesitant to open up everything to the male doctor to get treatment for gynecological diseases. As a result, they are deprived of getting proper medical care. So, this medical camp initiative has been taken to ensure maternal health services in the coastal areas and accelerate the development of the government.

The Chief Guest in his address said that along with the Government, LEDARS stands by these underprivileged women. Coastal women applauded this great initiative of LEDARS to ensure free health care to those who cannot afford to see doctors due to lack of money and lack of transportation facilities. Around 100 patients were given medicines according to prescription in this medical camp.