One hospital bed for every 250 people. One doctor for every 1500 people. 6.4 million people plunged into poverty every year because of medical expenses.
Altaf Mia is a pension-holder living in Dhaka city, where 94 per cent of the healthcare facilities are privately owned and expensive. Altaf suffers from cardiac problems, and diagnostic tests make up a big portion of his health bills. He actually needs to be tested much more often, but the cost makes it impossible.