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Table 3 Distribution of semi-qualified and unqualified allopathic providers per 10 000 populations, various Bangladeshi divisions

From: The health workforce crisis in Bangladesh: shortage, inappropriate skill-mix and inequitable distribution

  Semi-qualified allopathic providers* Unqualified allopathic providers
  Paraprofes-sionals Community Health Workers    
   Govt. Non-Govt.(including traditional birth attendants) All Village doctors** (rural medical practitioners/'Palli Chikitsok' village doctors) Dug store salespeople, drug vendors All
Division        
   Barisal 0.7 4.5 37.9 42.4 15.5 6.5 22.1
   Chittagong 1.6 4.6 50.9 55.5 17.1 8.7 25.8
   Dhaka 0.8 2.6 26.6 29.2 9.8 11.9 21.8
   Khulna 0.6 3.0 46.3 49.9 11.3 12.3 23.6
   Rajshahi 1.3 3.0 48.3 51.4 13.5 13.4 26.9
   Sylhet 0.6 3.8 41.4 45.3 12.7 6.3 19.0
Location        
   Rural 0.8 3.6 49.5 14.1 13.8 10.8 24.6
   Urban 1.6 2.0 10.1 12.1 8.8 13.2 22.1
Sex        
   Male 0.3 1.2 0.2 1.4 12.0 11.0 23.0
   Female 0.7 2.0 39.4 41.4 0.4 0.4 0.9
   All 1.0 3.2 39.7 42.9 12.5 11.4 23.9
  1. *received varying length of training from formal institutions, GO or NGO
  2. **the Palli Chikitsok village doctors are included in this group because they are few in number, were trained on or before 1982 without any further re-training, and no different from the rural medical practitioners in practice