Dispensaries Need More Medicines, Equipment

Dispensaries Need More Medicines, Equipment

ISLAMABAD, July 3, 2011: Government needs to invest more in the state-run dispensaries, the first unit in the healthcare infrastructure, to enable them to effectively cope with the basic medical needs of the people. Investment in medicine supply, services, equipment and infrastructure is seriously warranted since government dispensaries observed by FAFEN in May 2011 showed a worrying lack of capacity to provide safe treatment to patients, according to the FAFEN Health Institution Monitor, released here on Sunday.

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29,221 FIRs Registered in 50 Districts during March 2011

29,221 FIRs Registered in 50 Districts during March 2011

ISLAMABAD, June 27, 2011: As many as 29,221 First Information Reports (FIRs) were registered in 50 districts monitored by FAFEN during March 2011. According to FAFEN’s collection of crime statistics in 50 districts of the country for the month of March 2011, nearly one fourth (23%) of FIRs were recorded in Lahore district of Punjab.

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14% Teaching Posts Vacant in Boys' High Schools

14% Teaching Posts Vacant in Boys’ High Schools

ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2011: Nationwide, 14% of the sanctioned teaching posts and 12% of the sanctioned non-teaching posts were lying vacant in the government boys’ high schools monitored by FAFEN during May 2011. According to FAFEN’s Education Institution Monitor released here Sunday, 42% of the monitored schools did not have a security guard and 27% had no sanitary worker.

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BHUs Lack Staff for Disease Control Programs

BHUs Lack Staff for Disease Control Programs

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2011: Almost half of the 80 monitored Basic Health Units (BHUs) in April 2011 by FAFEN did not have specially trained staff to treat TB patients. There was also a noticeable shortage of staff to run disease control programs currently being implemented by the ministry of health. These include the Malaria Control Program (MCP) and the Control of Diarrheal Diseases (CDD) program.

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45% Girls Primary Schools Lack Clean Drinking Water Arrangements

45% Girls Primary Schools Lack Clean Drinking Water Arrangements

Forty-five percent of the government girls’ primary schools monitored by FAFEN in April 2011 lacked clean drinking water for students. This crucial arrangement was not available in 35 of the 78 monitored schools – eight in Punjab, 11 in Sindh, 12 in KP and in all the four schools monitored in Balochistan.

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FAFEN Violence Monitor: 595 People killed, 1054 injured and 51 kidnapped in political violence (March – May, 2011)

During the March-May 2011 quarter, a total of 216 incidents of political violence occurred across the country which affected 1,740 people of which 595 people were killed, 1,094 were injured and 51 were kidnapped. On average, seven people were killed, 12 were injured and one was reportedly kidnapped every day during this reporting period. In this quarter, 222 people died in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 160 in Sindh, 92 in Balochistan, 80 in Punjab, 40 in FATA and one in the ICT.

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