Table 1

Pattern of Health Care Growth in Bangladesh, 1973 and 2003

Type of Facility

1973

1978

1983

1988

1993

1998

2003


Total Hospitals

308

424

724

875

903

1,273

1,464

Government hospitals

NA

388

560

608

611

647

654

Private Hospitals

NA

36

164

267

292

626

810

District Hospitals

13

37

43

59

57

59

59

Upazilla Health Complexes

160

253

319

352

372

402

417

Number of Beds

Total Beds

12,311

19,538

25,057

33,334

35,280

41,514

44,275

Number of Beds in Public Sector

10,449

16,853

20,286

26,871

27,637

30,143

32,615

Number of Beds in Private Sector

1,862

2,685

4,771

6,463

7,643

11,371

11,660

Teaching Facility

Total Medical Colleges

8

8

9

9

16

19

33

Private Medical Colleges

NA

NA

NA

NA

3

6

20

Postgraduate Institutes

1

3

6

6

6

6

6

Personnel

Registered Doctors

5,001

7,035

11,496

18,030

21,004

29,613

36,553

Registered Nurses

765

2,011

5,164

7,390

9,655

16,104

19,066

Registered Midwives

764

1,041

3,424

6,556

7,713

14,312

16,553


Note: NA indicates not available Source:

[30, 31, 41, 66–68]

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