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An Extensive Review of Health and Economy of Bangladesh Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Version 1 : Received: 14 May 2020 / Approved: 15 May 2020 / Online: 15 May 2020 (18:09:10 CEST)

How to cite: Mohiuddin, A.K. An Extensive Review of Health and Economy of Bangladesh Amid Covid-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2020, 2020050261 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0261.v1). Mohiuddin, A.K. An Extensive Review of Health and Economy of Bangladesh Amid Covid-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2020, 2020050261 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0261.v1).

Abstract

COVID-19 has affected 212 countries around the world, killing nearly 300,000 and infecting more than 4.4 million by May 14, 2020. Bangladesh, a South Asian low-middle-income economy, has experienced a demographic and epidemiological transition with rapid urbanization and a gradual increase in life expectancy. It is the seventh most populous country in the world and population of the country is expected to be nearly double by 2050. The increasing burden of communicable diseases in Bangladesh can be attributable to rapid urbanization and nearly 50% of all slum dwellers of the country live in Dhaka division. In 2017, National Rapid Response Team of IEDCR investigated 26 incidents of disease outbreak. The joint survey of the Power and Participation Research Centre and BRAC Institute of Governance and Development reveals that per capita daily income of urban slum and rural poor drops by 80% due to present countrywide shutdown enforced by the government to halt the spread of Covid-19. 40%-50% of these population took loans to meet the daily expenses. However, the country has just 127,000 hospital beds, 91,000 of them in government-run hospitals. Researchers say, the country’s economy is economy is losing BDT 33 billion every day from its service and agriculture sectors during the nationwide shutdown.

Subject Areas

domestic violence during lockdown; healthcare denial; poor adherence to self-quarantine; natural Disasters amid Covid-19; repatriation of migrant workers; supply chain crisis

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