ANWER KHAN MODERN MEDICAL COLLEGE

Reaching health care to every citizen is a millennium development goal and Bangladesh has achieved a great success in this. The present government has developed the healthcare system from union Parishad to Upazilla, District, Divisional level through community health clinic, Upazilla health complex, District & Divisional Hospital and Medical College Hospital both government & private. Doctors and supporting health care professional like nurse, Paramedics, auxiliary staff, Technologists are the backbone of the health care delivery system. At present the doctor population ratio in Bangladesh is only 1:3125.

Till now the available seats in medical colleges, public & private sector together is far short of meeting the requirement of the country. In our country a large number of students are willing to take part in the health care system, which is evidenced by the large number of applicants for admission tests in medical colleges. Unfortunately most of the eligible candidates are deprived from the opportunity of getting admitted in the medical colleges of Bangladesh due to lack of enough seats: This results in

1. Career planning of the eligible candidates, whose desires and dreams were quite appropriate and invaluable to the needs of the country.
2. Migration of thousands of students for studies abroad, mainly in the neighboring countries resulting in constant drain of national economy for supporting studies.
3. Social strains in the families concerned.
4. Long term deleterious consequences on national health care delivery.
5. Dependence on other countries for education and health care delivery. The overall impact overshadows out image and dignity as an independent nation.