Are there any vaccinations I should get or other health precautions to take as I prepare for my move to your city?
Before I get sick, what should I know about seeking medical care in your city as an expat?
Medical care is cheap for locals but can be expensive for expats. Always double check before visiting a specialized doctor as doctors have rotations in hospitals
What is the word for "doctor" in the local language?
"Doctor" is a universally understood word in Bangladesh.
What is the best way to locate a suitable health care provider?
A recommendation from a work colleague, neighbor, friend or other expat is a good way to find a good physician.
Do expats in the area tend to leave the city/area/country to seek medical care? If so, why and where do they go?
No. Dhaka has the best medical care providers in the country
What is the number to call to summon help in an emergency? List medical/fire/police.
999 is the national emergency number for any emergency
What do I do if there's an emergency in the middle of the night—or at another time when my normal doctor/clinic is unavailable?
If an emergency occurs in the middle of the night, Call 999 and seek nearest available hospital. Major hospitals have 24-hour emergency clinics, so identifying the closest 24-hour emergency clinic from where you live is an important task once you have had a chance to settle in. Alternatively, Dhaka Medical College Hospital is a government hospital open 24 hours for everyone in emergency
How will I recognize a pharmacy? What is it called in the local language?
Pharmacy is called pharmacy. You can recognize by the name pharmacy or the sign
Is the water safe to drink?
No, it is not safe to drink tap water unless it has been boiled, filtered or chemically disinfected. Also, do not drink un-bottled beverages or drinks with ice. Do not eat fruits or vegetables unless they have been peeled or cooked. It is recommended that you drink only bottled water and have a water purifier at home.
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