The Building Blocks of the Government Healthcare System

With a doctor to patient ratio of approximately 1: 3500, Bangladesh faces significant challenges when it comes to providing its citizens with access to healthcare. The government has an extensive healthcare infrastructure, running along the geographical administrative lines, to create a hierarchy that provides primary healthcare and family planning services at the grassroot level and gradually escalates a patient up the chain to more sophisticated care at Upazila or District hospitals. According to the 2012…