Health Desk—4th June, 2017: A new study said Bangladesh scored 52 at a healthcare index as per the new Global Burden of Disease.
China, with a score of 74 on the index, has been ranked at 82 — far ahead of India which came at 154th position in the ranking of healthcare quality in 195 countries.
Sri Lanka scored 73 on the index. Switzerland topped the health index, followed by Sweden and Norway.
The index based on death rates for 32 diseases that can be avoided or effectively treated with proper medical care, also tracked progress in each nation compared to the baseline year 1990.
The study was published in the medical journal The Lancet.