NAOGAON, March 6 -- The Manda Upazila Health Complex has been running with only three physicians, as the positions of 18 out of 21 physicians are lying vacant there.

As a result, a large number of patients from different areas of the upazila are being deprived of medical services and facilities.

Local people said it is called a 50-bed hospital, but the hospital is just stumbling in every step in providing healthcare services to around 0.5 million people.

The sources said most of the physicians posted at the health complex were transferred elsewhere a few years after their appointments.

Since then, some sub-assistant community medical officers (SACMOs) are deputed at the health complex from various health sub-centres.

This has been hamp...