Make healthcare affordable for all
I do not know exactly how many countries in the world allow doctors who work for public hospitals to have their private practices. In Bangladesh, there are currently no laws that prohibit this. As private practice is more lucrative, many doctors ignore their responsibilities at public hospitals.
What is frustrating is that they charge patients exorbitant fees at their private clinics. People from lower income groups cannot afford to pay such fees. The government can introduce laws limiting specialist doctors from charging such high fees.
Pushpan Chowdhury, Chittagong