270 die every day in public hospitals

Special Correspondent | Update:

DMCHAround 270 patients die every day in public hospitals across the country, says a report published by the health department.

According to the report, 'Health Bulletin-2016', published on the website of the health department, around 15,648 patients are admitted to public hospitals every day and of them 1.8 per cent patients die.

The report is based on statistics of 2015.

According to the report, a total of 105,856 deaths were reported against 5,711,641 patient admissions in 567 public hospitals across the country.

Among the patients treated in public hospitals in 2015, the death rate in medical college hospitals was the highest which was 63 per cent totalling the death of 66,661 patients. Other tertiary hospitals reported 6 per cent deaths. 

Professor Rashid-e-Mahbub, former pro vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, said that critical patients in most cases get admitted in tertiary hospitals, so the death rate is the highest there.

He also added that there was no proper ‘death audit’in the hospitals where the reasons behind the deaths were clearly determined. If ‘death audits’ were possible, causes behind the deaths could have been clear and the authorities could take these into cognizance.

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