Medical choices of a disaster-prone Bangladeshi village: An ethnographic study

A highly advanced contemporary health system exists in Bangladesh and provides health services to all tiers of Bengali society. However, because of the insufficiency of medical infrastructures and shortage of manpower, the benefits of modern health care did not exist in the study area (November 2010 to June 2011), albeit highly needed. Culture of poverty, remoteness, lack of professional physician, cost of health care, lack of transport facilities, and lack of knowledge, superstition strongly influenced to take decisions for choosing sectors of health care in Char Majhira.