It has been near about 50 years since Father of the Nation Bangobandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman call upon independence of the Bangladesh. After long 9 months of fighting for the independence our freedom fighters conquered the ever desired Independence. Now Bangladesh is an independent country for 49 years.During this time period, the country has made progress in the fields of Industry, Health and Socio-economic development.
Today, Bangladesh is an emerging country under the patronage of Hon’ble Prime Minister Deshratna Sheikh Hasina. The country’s social and economic development is now a role model to the world. This has been possible due to the foresight and dedicated efforts of Hon’ble Prime Minister Deshratna Sheikh Hasina. Bangladesh’s healthcare system is now better and more efficient than any other time in the past. But, despite the progress of the health sector, there are inconsistencies, inadequacies, inequalities and frustrations among the doctors working in the public and private sectors. Although Bangladesh has crossed the 49-years mark in 50 years, a specific salary structure for more than 75,000 private doctors has not yet been formulated. As a result, day-to-day assessment of this profession and the standard of living of non-government doctors are declining.
Health care is one of the basic human rights. The role of a strong public health structure in building an advanced nation is immense. And doctors are at the forefront of this healthcare. Where 3/4th (75%) of doctors in Bangladesh are working in non-governmental establishments, there is no fixed salary structure for these non-govt. doctors, no professional security in the workplace, no economical assurance (job security). No organization has come forward to play a significant role in eliminating this problems. Specific salary structure, service rules and other inequalities for the majority of these non-govt. doctors have not yet been established.
In order to solve all these problems of private doctors in general, Bangladesh Non-Govt. Doctors Association has started its journey on 27th April 2020 with the following goals and objectives:
1. Formulation of a specific salary structure and service rule for non-government doctors working in private health structures.
2. Establish a Security protocol for the doctor and health worker in work place and to stand against violence in workplace.
3. Increase facilities for non-govt. doctors in various fields and provision.
4. Elimination of malpractices and improve doctor-patient relationship thus overall improvement of health system.