The scenario of healthcare sector during covid-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: service perspectives
- MOJ Public Health
Md. Rukon Miah,1 Shaidaton Nisha,2 Md. Shaheeduzzaman,3 Rony Shikder,4 Md. Nahian Rahman5
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The study investigated the scenario of the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey questionnaire was developed to collect 203 respondents. A five-rating Likert Scale and open-ended questions were applied to collect data from respondents. A non-probability convenience type sampling technique was applied to collect respondents’ opinions about COVID-19 effects on healthcare. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people maintain lockdown, isolation, and social distance for their health concerns. By maintaining lockdown, people lose their jobs, which create a negative impact on their income and expense capabilities. During pandemic periods, patients were less likely to visit hospitals for their treatment. Patients are preferring home treatment due to the corona pandemic. Patients are taking telehealthcare services because of fear of infection by the coronavirus. The research paper provides applied guidelines for patients, doctors, nurses, and pharmacy technicians to adjust to the current pandemic situation and any future pandemic situations.
The findings of this study influenced doctors to provide telehealthcare services to patients. The research paper is one of the first in Bangladesh that has been supported by an intact research area, providing pragmatic proof regarding the belongings of the scenario of the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bangladesh, corona pandemic, lockdown, telehealth, home treatment, paired samples t-test