The persistent question remains: why do people have to travel abroad for medical treatment, when the country has a medical system in place? It's not about criticizing the medical system in Bangladesh, but the reality is that the medical system here lacks certain elements, such as proper funding and a change in mentality. Despite having some good facilities many people, mostly Bangladeshis, still prefer to go abroad specially India for treatment. This lack of confidence is due to fear and lack of trust in the medical system. People go to a doctor for treatment, not the other way around. When will the trust in the local medical system be restored?
What patients from Bangladesh feels about the medical system in their country?
Increase time for consultation, avail good facilities, value for cost are something patient expects most of the time.
Disease detection time is also important with understanding the disease, otherwise it will take LONG time for treatment, which ultimately leads to demise of the patients or not so good results. Cost is also involve here."
why do they have to go abroad, where is the goal better in the medical system in the country?
Some patients from Bangladesh shared their experiences about treatment in India and why they prefer India for treatment over their own country "We need to rethink about the medical services, Patients should have confidence in their doctor, and that comes with trust. Life is more precious than anything, a systematic approach which benefit people, and gain their trust is more important."
"In India the medical system much more civilized and advanced, Indian doctors are well equipped and knowledgeable, know what they are doing and more importantly the cost is all most same as Bangladesh, in some cases less."
The medical facilities in Bangladesh are considered to be better by many, as evidenced by the fact that every day, between two to two hundred and fifty people visit the Apollo Chennai, CMC Vellore and other hospitals in Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru in India. Some come for complex diseases, some for regular check-ups, and some question why they have to travel abroad for treatment. Having good equipment and doctors is not enough, there needs to be a change in mentality.
As per Dr Mahesh Goenka Apollo Kolkata "good doctors have limited time, but a system could be developed eventually to record patient detail, do the basic check ups prior to doctor appointments etc, and doctor will refer to the history and reports and perform the necessary checkup, write prescription, following by the a systemetic guidance for further action like medication, treatment, after care and so on.
The difference lies in the quality of care and facilities, as well as the expertise of the medical staff. While some may argue that the problem is a lack of knowledge, the reality is that there are only so many hours in a day and the system can only handle so much. There's also a need for more effort to develop the medical system in the country.
However, the situation is not hopeless. As per Doctor Dr Shantanu Panja apoll, Kolkata "The young generation of doctors in Bangladesh is eager to learn and improve, and the Visiting Fellows Program has recently been launched to provide an opportunity for these young doctors to work and learn alongside experienced medical staff in India. While the treatment service in Bangladesh is still in the process of improvement, it is possible to receive better treatment in certain centers. It's important to spread the knowledge and training more evenly across the country, to benefit people in different states."
It's also important to remember that the type of diseases is changing and modern technology is not enough to provide good service. A balanced approach to the entire medical system is necessary to ensure that everyone has access to quality healthcare.