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Low Budget Shortage of Staff Hampering Patient Care

Low budget shortage of staff hampering patient care

Low budget shortage of staff hampering patient care

PESHAWAR: Due to budget imbalances, lack of staff, and lack of efficient supply chain management systems, health authorities are struggling to plan to provide quality, high-quality services to patients, especially in rural rural areas. According to a recent report by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department, only 7.1% (Rs 38 billion) of the local budget is 14.62% of the local budget contribution, even though federal funds have increased through the 7th NFC awards in 2015.

However, health expenditures have increased annually, from $ 32.89 billion in 2013-14 to $ 42.61 billion in 2016-17, representing only 8.43 percent of the total budget. 33% of these were development costs, and fixed costs such as employee salaries were 67%. According to the report, 76.6% of the patients visited private hospitals and clinics in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the Community Information Empowerment and Training Survey, only 9% of patients received medication prescribed by the hospital.

This report outlines the department's comprehensive development strategy and provides results on a plan to improve the health of the population through fair, affordable and affordable services.

Health indicators have shown a serious need to improve service delivery in terms of coverage and quality. The per capita national health expenditure rose to Rs 1,493.29 from Rs 1,1524.21.

The government sought a strategic plan for the social sector to take action to improve. Only 0.8% of gross domestic product (GDP) was allocated to the health sector, which is most important for socioeconomic development.

The budgets have increased as budget allocations are unbalanced and population growth has increased the number of employees and facilities.

In rural areas, 55.9% of women seek support for skilled health care providers, but only 60.5% in urban areas.

The report cites the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey in 2013, which found that 48.3 percent of the rural parishioners were trained in municipal areas, with only 44.1 of them trained in urban areas, and suggested setting up more health facilities in rural areas.

KP has nine teacher hospitals, 21 district headquarters hospitals, 23 Tehsil headquarters hospitals, and 6 women and children hospitals, excluding four C categories, 20 D categories, 43 citizens, 4 police officers and 4 prisons. And 1,594 medical facilities. Other health facilities include 784 primary health facilities, 447 private health facilities, 92 rural public health centers, 23 sub-facilities and 56 pediatric pediatricians, 24 leprosy and 35 TB centers.

The report said about 60,000 employees are working at the health facility. This includes 845 professionals, 7,980 medical staff, 338 dentists, 488 health managers, 4,461 nurses, 15,000 female health workers, 1,450 regional midwives and 14,542 paramedics who were supposed to provide quality care to 2,500 people Agent included.

The maternal mortality rate in this region was 275 per 100,000 births, 63 infant mortality per 1,000 births, and mortality rate per 1,000 births less than 75. The fertility rate was the highest in the nation. There were 923 health workers and 5,230 doctors. This department is not meeting its goals to ensure universal health care due to financial problems.

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