Two-fifths of Basic Health Units Without Maternity Beds

Two-fifths of Basic Health Units Without Maternity Beds

ISLAMABAD, January 18: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Wednesday said some maternity services were found lacking in Basic Health Units (BHUs) observed in December 2011. FAFEN Governance Monitors visited 133 BHUs in 87 districts nationwide- 65 in 34 districts in Punjab, 28 in 21 districts in KP, 24 in 16 districts in Sindh, 13 in as many districts in Balochistan and three in as many agencies in FATA.

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Hike in Price of 27 Commodities; 20 Register Decline

Hike in Price of 27 Commodities; 20 Register Decline

Average price of medical services, wheat, kitchen fuels and meat rises Vegetables, some pulses, kinnow and milk register decrease in average price The prices of 27 commodities increased in December 2011 as compared to the preceding month while those of 20 others fell and five remained unchanged. The seasonal effect was reportedly the reason for…

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Faisalabad Registers Most FIRs for 11 of 27 Monitored Crimes

Faisalabad Registers Most FIRs for 11 of 27 Monitored Crimes

A report based on crime statistics collected from 73 DPO offices across Pakistan in October 2011 District Faisalabad reported the most crimes in October 2011 constituting 11% of the 32,021 FIRs filed for the 27 observed crimes in 73 districts nationwide. The highest number of FIRs in the district were lodged for murder, attempted murder, hurt,…

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82% Monitored RHCs without Ophthalmology Services

82% Monitored RHCs without Ophthalmology Services

A report based on the monitoring of 80 Rural Health Centres (RHCs) across Pakistan in November 2011. ISLAMABAD, DEC 26: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Monday said specialized services like labour and eye rooms as well as equipment were found lacking in some of the 80 Rural Health Centres (RHCs) monitored in November.

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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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