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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Inadequate Maternity Care Infrastructure at BHUs

Inadequate Maternity Care Infrastructure at BHUs

ISLAMABAD, January 2, 2011: Basic Health Units (BHUs) across the country are significantly deficient in the provision of maternity services as a significant percentage of the BHUs monitored during November 2010 lacked essential infrastructure and supplies such as labor rooms and delivery kits that are critical to safe child births.

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Nationwide Wide Regional Disparities in Rural Healthcare Centers

Nationwide Wide Regional Disparities in Rural Healthcare Centers

A Report Based on Monitoring of 83 Rural Health Centers across Pakistan in September 2010 Rural Health Centers (RHCs) provide primary healthcare facilities to rural areas. FAFEN’s study observes wide regional disparities in terms of infrastructure and provision of basic equipment and necessary facilities in the monitored RHCs nationwide. While Punjab’s RHCs were observed to be…

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BHUs under-staffed, ill-equipped to deal with emergencies

BHUs under-staffed, ill-equipped to deal with emergencies

ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2010: Patients with emergency conditions do not have access to adequate medical care at the Basic Health Units (BHUs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and Sindh, as most of these building blocks of the country’s healthcare system lack life-saving equipment such as oxygen tents and many of them are under-staffed, reports FAFEN’s Health Institution Monitor for the month of September 2010, released here Tuesday.

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A report based on monitoring of 109 dispensaries in 77 districts across Pakistan

A report based on monitoring of 109 dispensaries in 77 districts across Pakistan

A dispensary is the basic unit in the state-run primary healthcare service delivery system. However, this building block of primary healthcare is tainted by poor infrastructure, lack of basic facilities, unavailability of medicines, absence of doctors and female staff and weak oversight, warranting immediate governmental attention. During July 2010, FAFEN’s Governance Monitors visited 109 dispensaries…

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A Report based on monitoring of 107 Hospitals across Pakistan

A Report based on monitoring of 107 Hospitals across Pakistan

Hospitals at the backbone of state-run healthcare infrastructure, but the lack of doctors and nurses, patients’ dissatisfaction about the services and attitude of hospital staff, and poor infrastructure and sanitation at some hospitals warrant prompt governmental interventions to put this public sector healthcare system back on track. While 96% of sanctioned doctors’ posts at District…

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