With a history of high population density and poor living conditions, in recent years Bangladesh has taken steps to improve healthcare and education. Unfortunately, due to political instability and natural disasters, the progress has been marred. Bangladesh has become known worldwide for its rapid growth in the garment industry. The country is now recognized as the second largest exporter of clothing in the world.
Healthcare in Bangladesh
Most healthcare facilities in Bangladesh are severely outdated and lack basic sanitation standards expected in Western hospitals. Hospital staff are mostly untrained and ambulance services are rather limited and slow due to traffic congestion. Most expatriates usually leave the country for even the simplest medical procedures.
Insurance for Expatriates in Bangladesh
If you are an expat residing in Bangladesh, it is critical that you do not rely upon the local health and life insurance systems in place for the local nationals there. An expatriate should obtain an international health insurance plan that will include medical evacuation and repatriation coverage.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Bangladesh:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans