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

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


COVID-19 has affected 213 countries around the world, killing around 390,000 and infecting close to 6.6 million by June 04, 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 losing BDT 33 billion every day from its service and agriculture sectors during the nationwide shutdown.

Author Biography

Abdul Kader Mohiuddin, Dr. M. Nasirullah Memorial Trust

Secretary and Treasurer

How to Cite
Mohiuddin, A. K. (2021). An Extensive Review of Health and Economy of Bangladesh Amid Covid-19 Pandemic. IJHCM (International Journal of Human Capital Management), 5(1), 12-27.