Health sector corruption in the times of COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: Newspapers as mirrors of society | Elsevier
November 21, 2023 | Raihana S. Kamal, a Master of Public Policy student at the Max Bell School of Public Policy, was a co-author published on Elsevier. Her research paper conducted a comprehensive analysis of health-sector corruption during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh using print media sources from March 2020 to March 2021. The study revealed corruption in every aspect of the health system during COVID-19. The media's role in uncovering these issues emphasized the urgency for transparency to ease the plight of patients and healthcare providers.
"The results of this study reveal instances of corruption during the critical period of pandemic, not unlike other times, related to the procurement of masks, sanitizers, and PPEs for healthcare workers," said Kamal.