The federal government launched the Financial Survey 2020-21 on Thursday, which captures amongst different issues, the state of Pakistan’s healthcare system within the final one yr.
So, what does it appear to be? Here’s what the Survey notes:
Within the yr 2020, there have been a complete of 1,282 public hospitals within the nation. That implies that three new hospitals had been added to the well being infrastructure final yr, as within the yr 2019 there have been 1,279 government-run hospitals.
There have been 245,987 registered docs, 27,360 registered dentists and 116,659 registered nurses in 2020. The numbers have gone up since 2019 when there have been 220,829 registered docs, each at personal and public hospitals, 22,595 dentists and 108,474 nurses.
The nation’s life expectancy has elevated from 66.9 years in 2017 to 67.3 years in 2019.
There was a lower within the inhabitants progress price, which has declined from 2% yearly in 2018 to 1.9% in 2019.
Nonetheless, Pakistan’s contraceptive prevalence price in 2019 stayed stagnant at 34 %.
Well being expenditure
In 2020, Pakistan’s spending on well being on the federal stage was 1.2% of its GDP, a lot under the World Well being Group’s suggestion that international locations ought to spend 5% of its GDP on well being.