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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.

THQs Lack Specialized Services in Dermatology, ENT and Pathology

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.

Weak Physical Infrastructure of Dispensaries Warrants Urgent Government Attention

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.

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.

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....

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.

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...

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...

A Report based on monitoring of 92 Mother and Child Health Centers across Pakistan

FAFEN Governance Monitors visited 92 Mother and Child Health (MCH) Centers across Pakistan during May 2010 – 35 MCHs in 24 districts of Punjab,...

A Report based on monitoring of 110 Basic Health Units across Pakistan in April 2010

Lack of personnel and facilities to serve the primary health care needs of women is among the issues of greatest concern revealed by FAFEN's...

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