A World Bank report says that about 60 per cent Bangladeshis are deprived of basic health care. It also pointed out that malnutrition and death rate are very high among Bangladeshi women during child birth. Two thirds of new born babies are born underweight. After forty five years of independence, the health sector of our country is less improved than it should have been. Whenever a patient goes to a doctor for treatment, the first thing he or she is given is a list of pathological tests which are to be done from a designated diagnostic centre.
It is a business from which the doctors receive a hefty commission. Quite often we hear about fake doctors doing a roaring practice in a locality. I remember, once a renowned hospital appointed a doctor who had a fake degree. The doctor continued his practice for a long time and fooled hundreds of patients. We also see that imposters are claiming to cure every incurable disease of the world and deceive common people in the name of treatment. I think it is high time the government took strong action to stop all these criminal activities and brought discipline in the health sector so that people of the country get some respite form undue harassment and endless sufferings.
Mohammed Sohel Hara