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Table 1 Distribution of health facilities in Sylhet City Corporation reporting referral by management entity

From: Modelling improved efficiency in healthcare referral systems for the urban poor using a geo-referenced health facility data: the case of Sylhet City Corporation, Bangladesh

Type Public NGOa Private Total
Hospital (in and outpatient services > 30 beds) 6 0 16 22
Clinic (in and/or outpatient services < 30 beds) 1 67 53 121
Diagnostic centre (mainly medical testing & imaging) 0 0 49 49
Doctor’s chambers (independent private practice) 0 0 151 151
Pharmacy attached with Doctor’s chamber 0 0 168 168
Drug shops & pharmacy (sell drugs for profit, rarely with licensed pharmacist) 0 0 596 596
Delivery huts (pregnancy & delivery care services by NGO trained CHWs, mid-wives or birth attendants) 0 15 0 15
EPI centres (immunization services offered periodically) 83 4 0 87
Total 90 86 1033 1209
  1. a42 NGOs in this category are contracted out by local government as part of the Urban Primary Health Care Project (UPHCP), funded by the Asian Development Bank