Despite some successes, governance challenges in health sector exist that hinder further achievements. According to TIB’s National Household Survey (2012), 40.2% of the recipients of health services from public institutions became victims of irregularities and corruption while receiving services. According to this survey the estimated amount of bribes at the national level in this sector was Tk 703 million. News reports on irregularities such as absenteeism of doctors, lack of quality of services, irregularities in getting bed and medicines, active presence of middlemen luring patients to private health facilities, financial corruption of the health professionals and hospital staff are regularly published in the print media.
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