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Table 1 Pattern of Health Care Growth in Bangladesh, 1973 and 2003

From: Human rights, health and the state in Bangladesh

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
  1. Note: NA indicates not available Source:
  2. [30, 31, 41, 66–68]