72 percent Pakistanis are not satisfied with the overall health facilities in the country and 28 percent Pakistanis are satisfied with the overall health facilities in the country.

Survey Regarding Quality and Access of Health Facilities in Pakistan
Muhammad Bilal Qadir
Muhammad Bilal Qadir
Yumna Bilal
Yumna Bilal

BQ RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SURVEY from 13 March 2020 to 2 April 20 on “Quality and Access of Health Facilities in Pakistan” On the Occasion of World Health Day 7th April

“Health is the core of Human Development” said by the Norwegian politician Gro Harlem Bruntland. Yes, for human development, you cannot ignore the health sector of any country. It is one of the important pillar of Human Development. In Pakistan, many people talk about human development. They ask question from the government about Health and Education. In recent years Health was the main focus of many Governments. Today, health sector in the world is facing latest viruses like Coronavirus which is challenging the health sector of every country. So it is very important that on the occasion of World Health Day 7th April we should recognize the importance of quality and access of health facilities in Pakistan. On the Occasion of World Health Day 7th April BQ Research and Development Conduct Online Survey from 13 March 2020 to 2 April 20 on “Quality and Access of Health Facilities in Pakistan”.

Methodology:

An online google survey form was created which was filled by the People of Pakistan from all the Provinces. In 20 days’ survey we get success to collect the data from 228 Respondents. As Punjab is the largest Province of Pakistan on the basis of Population, so more than 50 percent of respondents are from the Punjab. We asked ten different questions from the respondents.

Results:

On a scale of 1 to 10, how healthy do you consider yourself? (All Over Country)

We asked from the people of Pakistan, how much they consider themselves healthy according to the scale of 1 to 10. 26 percent Pakistanis said that they would rate their Health 8 out of 10. 20 Percent Pakistani said that they would rate 9 out of 10 and 19 percent Pakistani said that they would rate their health 7 out of 10. Most of Pakistanis feel good health which was a good and positive news for us.

On a scale of 1 to 10 how healthy do you consider yourself

On a scale of 1 to 10, how healthy do you consider yourself? (Islamabad)

33 percent citizens of Capital of Pakistan, Islamabad said that they would rate their Health 8 out of 10. 20 Percent people of Islamabad said that they would rate 10 out of 10 and 20 percent people of Islamabad said that they would rate their health 7 out of 10. Islamabad is the most human developed city of Pakistan in case of Education and Health Facilities. Many people from other cities migrated to Islamabad in Recent Years.

On a scale of 1 to 10 how healthy do you consider yourself Islamabad

On a scale of 1 to 10, how healthy do you consider yourself? (Punjab)

On Population basis, Punjab is the largest province of Pakistan. More than 50 percent of Population of Pakistan live in Punjab and many people think on the basis of human development, Punjab is more progressed than other provinces. 25 percent citizens of Punjab, Pakistan said that they would rate their Health 8 out of 10. 20 Percent people of Punjab said that they would rate 7 out of 10 and 17 percent people of Punjab said that they would rate their health 9 out of 10.

On a scale of 1 to 10 how healthy do you consider yourself Punjab

On a scale of 1 to 10, how healthy do you consider yourself? (Sindh)

There are lot of concerns regarding health sector in Sindh. There is news that Sindh is lacking of basic medical vaccines. Many Political parties of Sindh raise their concerns over the human development in Sindh. They said that there are lack of resources regarding human development in Sindh. 30 percent citizens of Sindh, Pakistan said that they would rate their Health 8 out of 10. 27 Percent people of Sindh said that they would rate 9 out of 10 and 19 percent people of Sindh said that they would rate their health 7 out of 10.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how healthy do you consider yourself? (Sindh)
There are lot of concerns regarding health sector in Sindh. There is news that Sindh is lacking of basic medical vaccines. Many Political parties of Sindh raise their concerns over the human development in Sindh. They said that there are lack of resources regarding human development in Sindh. 30 percent citizens of Sindh, Pakistan said that they would rate their Health 8 out of 10. 27 Percent people of Sindh said that they would rate 9 out of 10 and 19 percent people of Sindh said that they would rate their health 7 out of 10.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how healthy do you consider yourself? (KPK)

In Last 7 Years, many analyst thinks that Khyber Pakhtun Khawa KPK progress a lot on the basis of human development. People basic need like security, food, health, education etc. improved a lot. KPK was the most affected and targeted area of terrorism. 32 percent citizens of KPK, Pakistan said that they would rate their Health 9 out of 10. 29 Percent people of KPK said that they would rate 8 out of 10 and 16 percent people of KPK said that they would rate their health 10 out of 10.

On a scale of 1 to 10 how healthy do you consider yourself KPK

On a scale of 1 to 10, how healthy do you consider yourself? (Balochistan)

On Population basis, Balochistan is the smallest province of Pakistan but on area basis Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan. Unfortunately, here we able to access only two respondents due to lack of resources. One person said that he would rate his health 10 out of 10 and other said that he would rate his health 7 out of 10.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how healthy do you consider yourself? (Balochistan)
On Population basis, Balochistan is the smallest province of Pakistan but on area basis Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan. Unfortunately, here we able to access only two respondents due to lack of resources. One person said that he would rate his health 10 out of 10 and other said that he would rate his health 7 out of 10.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how healthy do you consider yourself? (Gilgit Baltistan)

Gilgit Balitistan is the capital tourism of Pakistan. Gilgit Baltistan is home to some of the highest peaks in the world, including K2 the second highest peak in the world. Gilgit Baltistan’s landscape includes mountains, lakes, glaciers and valleys. 33 percent citizens of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan said that they would rate their Health 7 out of 10. 22 Percent people of Gilgit Baltistan said that they would rate 9 out of 10 and 11 percent people of Gilgit Baltistan said that they would rate their health 8 out of 10.

On a scale of 1 to 10 how healthy do you consider yourself Gilgit Baltistan

On a scale of 1 to 10, how healthy do you consider yourself? (AJK)

Same problem, due to lack of resources we have only one respondent from Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), Pakistan who rated his health 9 out of 10.

On a scale of 1 to 10 how healthy do you consider yourself Azad Jammu Kashmir

Do you currently suffer from any chronic diseases?

84 percent Pakistanis said that they had no chronic disease. 6 percent Pakistanis said that they didn’t know about this. 5 percent Pakistanis said that might be they had chronic disease. 4 Percent Pakistanis said that they were currently suffering from chronic disease.

Do you currently suffer from any chronic diseases?
84 percent Pakistanis said that they had no chronic disease. 6 percent Pakistanis said that they didn’t know about this. 5 percent Pakistanis said that might be they had chronic disease. 4 Percent Pakistanis said that they were currently suffering from chronic disease.

Do you have any hereditary conditions/diseases?

78 percent Pakistanis said that they had no hereditary conditions and diseases. 9 percent Pakistanis selected the option of other which include depression, allergy, asthma, hair whitening etc. 6 percent Pakistanis had the problem of High Blood Pressure and 5 percent Pakistanis had the problem of diabetes due to hereditary conditions.

Do you have any hereditary conditions/diseases?
78 percent Pakistanis said that they had no hereditary conditions and diseases. 9 percent Pakistanis selected the option of other which include depression, allergy, asthma, hair whitening etc. 6 percent Pakistanis had the problem of High Blood Pressure and 5 percent Pakistanis had the problem of diabetes due to hereditary conditions.

Are you habituated to drugs and cigarettes?

94 percent Pakistanis said they had no habits of drugs and cigarettes. 5 percent Pakistanis said that they had habit of drugs and cigarettes. This is positive news that most of Pakistanis are not habituated to drugs.

Are you habituated to drugs and cigarettes

How often do you get a health checkup?

83 percent Pakistanis said they that get the health checkup only when needed which is very concerning. People should get a proper health checkup at least once in a 3 months. 7 percent Pakistanis said that they get the health checkup once in a six month. 4 percent Pakistanis said that they get the health checkup once in a year. Only 3 percent Pakistanis said that they get the health checkup once in a month.

How Often Do You Get a Health Check Up

Overall how do you rate the local hospitals in your area?

40 percent Pakistanis rate the local hospital in their area as average. 25 percent Pakistanis rate the local hospital in their area as good. 11 percent Pakistanis rate the local hospital in their areas as very good.

Overall how do you rate the local hospitals in your area?
40 percent Pakistanis rate the local hospital in their area as average. 25 percent Pakistanis rate the local hospital in their area as good. 11 percent Pakistanis rate the local hospital in their areas as very good.

Overall how do you rate the local hospitals in your area (Islamabad)?

53 percent people of Islamabad rate the local hospital in their area as good. 20 percent people of Islamabad rate the local hospital in their area as very good. 13 percent people of Islamabad rate the local hospital in their areas as average and excellent.

Overall how do you rate the local hospitals in your area (Islamabad)?
53 percent people of Islamabad rate the local hospital in their area as good. 20 percent people of Islamabad rate the local hospital in their area as very good. 13 percent people of Islamabad rate the local hospital in their areas as average and excellent.

Overall how do you rate the local hospitals in your area (Punjab)?

44 percent people of Punjab rate the local hospital in their area as average. 25 percent people of Punjab rate the local hospital in their area as good. 11 percent people of Punjab rate the local hospital in their areas as below average.

Overall How Do You rate the local hospitals in your area Punjab

Overall how do you rate the local hospitals in your area (Sindh)?

38 percent people of Sindh rate the local hospital in their area as average. 26 percent people of Sindh rate the local hospital in their area as good. 11 percent people of Sindh rate the local hospital in their areas as below average and very good.

Overall How Do You rate the local hospitals in your area Sindh

Overall how do you rate the local hospitals in your area (KPK)?

35 percent people of KPK rate the local hospital in their area as average. 22 percent people of KPK rate the local hospital in their area as good. 16 percent people of KPK rate the local hospital in their areas as very poor.

Overall How Do You rate the local hospitals in your area KPK

Overall how do you rate the local hospitals in your area (Balochistan)?

Only two respondents from Balochistan who rate their local hospitals as very Poor.

Overall How Do You rate the local hospitals in your area balochistan

Overall how do you rate the local hospitals in your area (Gilgit Baltistan)?

55 percent people of Gilgit Baltistan rate their local hospital as average. While 11 percent people of Gilgit Baltistan rate their local hospitals as very Good, good, below average and very poor.

Overall how do you rate the local hospitals in your area (Gilgit Baltistan)?
55 percent people of Gilgit Baltistan rate their local hospital as average. While 11 percent people of Gilgit Baltistan rate their local hospitals as very Good, good, below average and very poor.

Overall how do you rate the local hospitals in your area (AJK)?

Only one respondent from the Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), Pakistan rate their local hospital as very good.

Overall How Do You rate the local hospitals in your area Azad Jammu Kashmir

Are Health Facilities cheaper for you?

68 percent Pakistanis said that health facilities are expensive for them while 32 percent Pakistani said that health facilities are cheaper for them.

Are Health Facilities Cheaper For You

Do you have access to health facilities?

78 percent Pakistanis said that they had access to health facilities. 22 percent Pakistanis said that they had no access to health facilities.

Do you have access to health facilities

Are you satisfied with the overall health facilities in your country?

72 percent Pakistanis are not satisfied with the overall health facilities in the country and 28 percent Pakistanis are satisfied with the overall health facilities in the country.

Are you satisfied with the overall health facilities in your country

In Your Opinion, what are the major problems in Health Sector?

36 percent Pakistanis said that they think health sector of the country is expensive which is the major problem while 32 percent Pakistanis consider lack of technology as the major problem of health sector and 25 percent Pakistani said that they consider lack of doctor interest as the major problem of health sector. 5 percent Pakistanis said that they didn’t know about the major problems in the health sector of the country.

In Your Opinion What are the major problems of Health Sector in Pakistan

Conclusion

No doubt health is the important determinant of human development. Every government and nation should focus on this sector. People think expensive health sector is the major problem in the country, so government should try to make things cheaper for people of Pakistan and this is when possible when you make your own technologies rather than to import from other countries. Doctors must take interest in the betterment of health sector and coordinate with health sector to improve the health sector. Nation should cooperate with the government specially in now a day when coronavirus cases crosses 4000 in Pakistan. They should adopt personal hygiene in their daily routine life so that the burden on health sector can be decreased. Overall survey shows that the Pakistanis are not satisfy with their health sector and also average Pakistani is Healthy Ma Sh Allah.

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