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Nasim for creating pressure on Myanmar to take Rohingyas back

SWITZERLAND, May 21, 2018 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim yesterday urged the Commonwealth countries to create pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas to their homeland.

"Please create pressure on Myanmar so that they take back Rohingyas to their country from Bangladesh," he said.

Nasim was speaking at a meeting of Health Ministers' of Commonwealth members' countries of Asian region at Geneva, Switzerland.

"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given shelters to Rohingyas with her motherly affection, on humanitarian ground. We (the government) are providing them with accommodation, food and medical supports. But, It would not be possible to continue the support for a long run," he said.

Nasim emphasised on strengthening the network and cooperation among the Commonwealth member countries to fight against non-communicable diseases.

He urged all the Commonwealth countries to be united to provide health services among unprivileged people of the countries to achieve universal health coverage (UHC).