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Healthcare of Bangladesh ahead of India: Study

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Health Desk-- 24 May, 2018: A study conducted by world's oldest and best known general medical journals Lancet said, Bangladesh is ahead of India which has ranked 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare. 

Bangladesh has ranked 133rd position in the index. India is also behind its neighbours like China, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, the study said.

The Global Burden of Disease study, however, mentioned that India has seen improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990.

In 2016, India’s healthcare access and quality scored at 41.2 (up from 24.7 in 1990).

According to the study, India performed poorly in tackling cases of tuberculosis, rheumatic heart diseases, Ischaemic heart diseases, stroke, testicular cancer, colon cancer and chronic kidney disease among others.