A field survey on provision of health care service in a community clinic of Bangladesh: a case study of Raicho community clinic

Sowrav Barman, Muhammad Abu Nayeem


Background: Community clinics have been restarted in 2009 by government of Bangladesh through a project called “Revitalization of Community Health Care Initiatives in Bangladesh” (RCHCIB) to enhance provision of healthcare services at community level. We have conducted a survey on provision of health care service to recognize the availability and extent of health services provided in a community clinic of Bangladesh.

Methods: 25 respondents who usually receive primary health care service from Raicho community clinic situated in Comilla district of Bangladesh were included in the survey.

Results: The highest number of respondents was male (52%) and the majority of them were literate (96%).36% of study population were included in no income group, whereas 20% belong to rich population group. 32% people presented with fever (32%) followed by weakness (24%) in the community clinic. 32% respondents went to community clinic for him/her and that was the highest. The highest number of people were referred to private clinic (32%). 70% respondents think that women are receiving maternal service in the clinic. 88% respondents have participated in EPI vaccination program. 80% respondents use contraceptive method and majority used contraceptive pill. 68% people received sufficient medicine, whereas 32% respondents did not receive medication from the clinic. 75% respondents think that during working hours CHCP and HA are available in the clinic. 48% population mentioned corruption is the most possible responsible factor for heath service inequalities at grass-root level.

Conclusions: Although standards are lacking in providing services, community clinics have opened a new era in health service of Bangladesh. 


Community clinics, Community health care providers, Health service

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