Dispensaries Lack Basic Medicines; Patients Complain of Overcharging

Dispensaries Lack Basic Medicines; Patients Complain of Overcharging

ISLAMABAD, Dec 14: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Wednesday said basic medical equipment and free medicines were not available in 145 dispensaries visited nationwide in October this year. The report said items indispensable for protection from germs and transmission of communicable diseases like sterilizers and syringe cutters were not available, nor were free medicines prescribed by doctors.

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Boys Secondary Schools need more Scientific Apparatus, Libraries and Playgrounds

Boys Secondary Schools need more Scientific Apparatus, Libraries and Playgrounds

Libraries, playgrounds and apparatus for science experiments were found lacking in some of the 109 boys’ secondary schools monitored nationwide in November, reflecting negligence of the relevant authorities towards learning and recreational facilities that are a vital part of secondary education. Nearly two-fifths of the schools monitored in November did not have libraries. It is…

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Good Student to Teacher Ratio Observed in 103 Government Schools

Good Student to Teacher Ratio Observed in 103 Government Schools

Majority of teachers and students have above 75% attendance 89 girls’ primary schools without security guards, 131 without sanitary workers A Report Based on the Monitoring of 147 Girls’ Primary Schools in 89 Districts Nationwide in October 2011 Good student to teacher ratios were observed in 103 out of 147 state run girls’ primary schools monitored nationwide…

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22 Commodities Register 8% Price Increase

22 Commodities Register 8% Price Increase

Prices of rice varieties, sweeteners, firewood, spices and pulses down 4% Fruits, cooked items, vegetables, milk, condiments and medical services register increase in November 2011 The prices of 22 commodities saw an increase in November 2011 while those of 18 came down and 11 remained unchanged as compared to the prices monitored in the preceding month.…

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Urban Hubs in Sindh, KP and Punjab Register the Most Murder FIRs

Urban Hubs in Sindh, KP and Punjab Register the Most Murder FIRs

A Report Based on Crime Statistics Collected from 83 DPO Offices across Pakistan in September 2011 According to crime statistics gathered by FAFEN from 83 districts across the country, there were as many as 85 cases of murder reported and 84 FIRs lodged for attempted murder in Karachi (West) district of Sindh, the highest recorded figures…

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DHQs Overstaffed, Lack Psychiatry and Physiotherapy Services

DHQs Overstaffed, Lack Psychiatry and Physiotherapy Services

ISLAMABAD, November 18: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) monitoring report on Friday said several cases of overstaffing for administrative, support staff and other positions were observed in 55 District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) across Pakistan in September this year.

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