Taking Care of Bancharampur's Health
Health care in Bangladesh is in a shambles. While the well off minority can afford to get some degree of care, that too not always the best, the poor have to grapple with low quality health services that are often out of reach. In the rural areas it is much worse where getting hold of even an MBBS doctor can be quite a challenge. Conditions of the upazila health complexes established to take health services to the poor rural people are in a pitiful state. Absence of doctors, unusable essential medical equipment and or lack of medicine have turned most of them into deserted places. More people die from lack of treatment than bad treatment in these rural areas. In the midst of this desperate situation five courageous brothers have set up a clean (till now at least), well-equipped, charitable hospital in their village home to give quality care to people and and with the hope that their endeavour will be replicated by others.
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