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.
ISLAMABAD, April 8, 2011: More than 90% of secondary care hospitals at Tehsil and Taluka level, monitored by FAFEN during February 2011 nationwide, do not have specialized healthcare services to cater to the needs of the patients with skin and ENT diseases.
ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2011: The physical infrastructure of state-run dispensaries needs urgent attention of government as buildings of more than 37% of 111 dispensaries, monitored by FAFEN during the month of December were in dilapidated condition.
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.
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.