Medical Negligence in Bangladesh: An Argument for Strong Legal Protection


  • Zelina Sultana


Medical treatment facilities are the most important service provided by the state to its citizens. In Bangladesh, people face negligence in receiving medical treatment for many reasons. One of the reasons is that, the citizens of Bangladesh cannot claim medical treatment facilities as their fundamental right. Until now, the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (hereinafter stated as the Constitution of Bangladesh) has inserted the medical care facilities as fundamental state policy which cannot be enforced by existing law. People can have few methods to remedy this situation and the insufficiency of the law can even lead to death due to negligence on part of doctors, nurses or hospital authorities and pathologists or pathology centers. Thus, a strong legal protection is necessary for saving the people of Bangladesh from medical negligence.