Health services across the country are being severely hampered due to the shortage of health professionals. Hundreds of posts of physicians, nurses, paramedics, medical assistants, general officers and other staff members have been lying vacant in the government hospitals for years. The number of medical colleges and hospitals has been increasing day by day. Medical equipment, medicine, instruments, beds and other accessories have been supplied to those heath care facilities. But the crisis of manpower is disrupting crucial medical services, particularly in district headquarters, where more than 50 per cent of posts for doctors reportedly lie vacant.
Scarcity of doctors and other medical staff members is a common problem in the public hospitals and health complexes in Bangladesh. Many of these facilities also suffer from a lack of necessary equipment and supplies. The authorities concerned should devise a solution to this crisis and make physicians available especially in facilities in the remote corners of the country.
Md Ashraf Hossain,
120, Middle Bashabo, Dhaka -1214,
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