Letter To the Editor
Ensure proper treatment for children at hospitals
Children are the future of a nation. If they grow up in a sound environment and they are physically strong, they can uphold the dignity of nation. Unfortunately, children in our country suffer most whether it is poverty or medical treatment. Ninety-five per cent hospitals and healthcare institutions in the country do not have all of the 10 basic instruments required to treat children, according to a government survey. As per WHO guidelines, the 10 items are necessary for providing child curative care.
Bangladesh Health Facility Survey (BHFS) 2017 finds that the overall child healthcare situation has deteriorated in the last four years. In 2014, nine percent hospitals and healthcare institutions were capable of providing curative care service to children. Only 1 in 20 health facilities that treat sick children have all the WHO recommended tracer indicators on site.
All the information depicts dismal conditions of hospitals those are not able to facilitate proper healthcare to children. Authorities relevant should take steps to improve the services of hospitals.