Bangladesh Navy starts medical campaign, cleanliness drive in St Martin’s

Published : 28 Jan 2023 10:20 PM

Bangladesh navy ship 'Somudra Joy' conducts free medicine distribution and medical services under the command of Commander Chattogram Naval Region in the medical campaign and cleanliness drive in St. Martin’s Island.  There is a lot of excitement among the permanent population of the island as well as tourists.

 About five hundred people were given necessary treatment and medicine in this medical campaign on Saturday.

  The islanders expressed hope that the Bangladesh Navy will stand by them in protecting the public health of Saint Martin Island and that such service activities will continue in the future.

Saint Martin Island surrounded by natural beauty is one of the most attractive tourist centers in Bangladesh.  Being located at sea far from the mainland, health services are inadequate for the approximately 7,500 citizens who live permanently on the island.  Apart from this, the demand for health care has increased to a large extent due to the large influx of tourists.

 Bangladesh Navy launched a day-long cleaning campaign by the ship Somudra Joy in St. Martin's island cleaning operation.

 The 150 sailors including trainee officers and sailors of the ship participated in the cleaning operation.  The sailors drew attention to the incoming tourists on the importance of protecting the environment of the island of St. Martin.  It is the responsibility of all of us to protect the island of St. Martin, which is full of biodiversity and natural beauty.  Although they welcome the influx of tourists, due to the lack of awareness of some locals and tourists, the plastic waste dumped everywhere is disrupting the beauty and biodiversity of the island.  Through this activity, it is expected to increase public awareness on the conservation of the environment and biodiversity of Saint Martin Island.