Specialised services lacking at DHQs

A report based on the monitoring of 65 District Headquarter Hospitals  across the country

 

ISLAMABAD, April 10: District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) have been found lacking specialized services with three-fourths out of 65 facilities monitored in February 2012 being without psychiatry and 61% having no physiotherapy

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Prices of 33 commodities increase; 13 go down

A report based on prices at 193 retail outlets in 107 districts across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, April 3: The prices of 33 commodities and services increased in March 2012 as compared to the preceding month while those of

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Rise in cases of infant mortality

A report based on reported cases of diseases at government health offices in 79 districts in December

ISLAMABAD, March 30 – Cases of infant mortality registered an increase in December last year as compared to the preceding

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FIRs for counterfeiting currency increase

ISLAMABAD, March 29: The number of First Information Reports (FIRs) filed for counterfeiting currency continued to increase with 44 per district being filed in January 2012 as compared to 37 registered in December and 28 in November 2011, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released Thursday.

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Most schools in 85 districts without playgrounds

ISLAMABAD – Ninety five boys’ primary schools out of 161 monitored across 85 districts in January 2012 were found to be without playgrounds, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released on Thursday. Similarly, 38 schools had no arrangements for clean drinking water for students while only eight had sanitary workers.

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Increase in cases of forced marriages

ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2012: An increase in cases of forced marriages was recorded in December 2011 with an average 14 First Information Reports (FIRs) being filed per district as compared to eight in the preceding month, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Thursday.

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Low medical staff occupancy rate in THQs

ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2012 – Seventy six Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) were found having less than 50 percent occupancy rate of sanctioned positions for medical staff including anesthetists, gynecologists, ENT specialists and physicians, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Hike in prices of 19 commodities

ISLAMABAD, February 28: The prices of 19 commodities went up in February 2012 as compared with the preceding month while those of 20 others came down and 13 remained unchanged, reveals a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Tuesday.

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Police stations in Punjab, Sindh and ICT understaffed

ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2012: Sanctioned posts for male staff were found to be vacant in police stations monitored in Punjab, Sindh and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) during the October-December 2011 quarter, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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20 commodities register 7% price hike in January

ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Wednesday said prices of 20 commodities increased in January compared to the preceding month while those of 25 came down and seven remained unchanged.

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