Healthcare

October 27, 2017
October 27, 2017

6 doctors, 68 jails!

We have 70,000 inmates and only six doctors to look after them. Although there are 112 posts for prison doctors lying vacant, the state appears to be happy with the pool of just six doctors. Money...

October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017

Tall task in hand

The threat of infectious diseases looms large in Cox's Bazar Rohingya refugee camps as well as the local communities and beyond with hardly any sign of the Myanmar nationals going back anytime...

September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017

Medical facilities stretched to limit

In Kutupalong camp 1, Nasima Khatun, nearly 70 years old, is being carried using a unique device fashioned out of a bamboo stick

September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017

People fork out most

Two out of every three Taka of health care costs in Bangladesh is borne by the people while the rest by the government, NGOs and others.

July 22, 2017
July 22, 2017

Some thoughts on health budget

By all accounts, healthcare is a policy priority for Bangladesh but compared to other sectors, resource allocation in this sector is quite insufficient.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

A hospital for poor

The Sarkari Karmachari Hospital could be an inspiration for our policymakers in designing healthcare services for our garment and expatriate workers and their families.

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

Bringing healthcare to the patient

The health, nutrition and population (HNP) sector of Bangladesh has achieved commendable success in recent years.

March 25, 2016
March 25, 2016

Free healthcare for the poor

The government yesterday formally launched the country's first-ever health protection scheme to ensure healthcare for the poor. ...

January 18, 2016
January 18, 2016

US Democrats spar on gun control

Candidates for the Democratic race for the White House clash on gun control and healthcare in their liveliest TV debate so far.

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

Many unable to decide their healthcare needs

At least 37 percent women in Bangladesh are unable to take decisions about their own healthcare, according to a report published by UN Women...