No Bangladeshi hospital was able to secure a place in the World's Best Hospitals 2020 global ranking by Newsweek, while neighbouring country India has one hospital placed on the top 100 list.
New Delhi based All India Institute of Medical Sciences secured its position for the first time in Newsweek magazine's annual ranking of the world's best hospitals.
The top three hospitals this year are all from the United States - The Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Singapore General Hospital (SGH) was only one placed in the top 10 this year. Singapore based SGH was ranked 8th with the National University Hospital (NUH) in 31st place.
Japan's St. Luke's International Hospital this year ranked 16th and The University of Tokyo Hospital, which was on the top 10 last year, fell to 18th. Kyoto based Japanese Kyoto University Hospital also ranked 45th this year. Moreover, Japan has another 4 hospitals in the World's Best Hospitals 2020 List.
The other Asian countries were South Korea has seven hospitals and Thailand has one on the top 100 list.
Asan Medical Centre (37) and Samsung Medical Centre (42), both in South Korea.
The ranking was made based on recommendations by medical experts, patient polls and the hospitals' medical key performance indicators with a survey of 1,600 hospitals in 21 countries.
Newsweek said the 21 countries "were mainly selected based on the standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability".
The magazine said 70,000 medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and hospital managers, were invited to participate in an online survey and a survey on its website. It did not state how many took part.
Participants were asked to recommend hospitals in their own country as well as in other nations, with own country scores accounting for 50 percent of the total.