41% medical positions unoccupied

A report based on monitoring of 72 Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals in 55 districts in November

ISLAMABAD, December 27, 2012: Forty-one percent medical slots lay vacant in 72 Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) – 777 staffers posted against the sanctioned 1,329 positions –

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Cheating cases increase 40% in September

A report based on crime statistics collected from 92 DPO offices in September 

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2012: Cheating incidents increased 40% in September – 37 districts reporting 518 First Information Reports (FIRs) as compared with

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63% increase in gastroenteritis cases

A report based on data collected from 87 district health offices in as many districts in September

ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2012: Gastroenteritis cases registered a sharp increase of 63% in September – an average 3,520 incidents reported in each district compared

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BHUs lack trained staff for disease control programs

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2012: Half of the monitored Basic Health Units (BHUs) did not have specially trained staff to treat tuberculosis (TB) patients while around one-third lacked staff to run the Control of Diarrheal Disease (CDD) and Malaria Control Programs (MCP), says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released here on Tuesday.

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Pulses, dairy and poultry products see price hike

ISLAMABAD, December 06, 2012: Prices of pulses, dairy products and poultry items increased in November as compared with those monitored in October, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. FAFEN observers visited 183 retail outlets in 107 districts to collect prices of 52 commodities.

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Pulses, dairy and poultry products see price hike

ISLAMABAD, December 06, 2012: Prices of pulses, dairy products and poultry items increased in November as compared with those monitored in October, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. FAFEN observers visited 183 retail outlets in 107 districts to collect prices of 52 commodities.

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Noncompliance of Access to Information Policy

ISLAMABAD, November 27, 2012: Around two-thirds of the monitored 126 police stations in Punjab and Sindh did not have separate registers to record requests seeking information while a similar number had no Information Access Officers, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report says.

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Disease burden down in August

ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2012: Disease burden in August decreased on average by 3% in each district – 2,435,833 cases reported across 92 districts compared with the preceding month’s figures of 2,470,345 in 90 districts says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report.

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RHCs lack medical equipment and basic amenities

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2012: Among the 144 Rural Health Centers monitored in September, 88 lacked ECG machines, 54 were without x-ray facilities, 33 had no oxygen tents and 24 did not have sterilizers, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Prices of medicines and medical services up

ISLAMABAD, November 08: The prices of medicines and medical services went up in October as compared with the preceding month – Disprin (10-tablets), Panadol (10-tablets), urine test (routine examination) and blood sugar test each recording a 1% increase, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report says.

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