Practices and problems of female health/medical technicians in North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan
AbstractThe Ministry of Health in Pakistan introduced in 1977 mid-level health workers called medical technicians to provide emergency aid and rudimentary services at basic health units and rural health centres. With the policy of placement of doctors in these units in the early eighties, their name was changed to health technicians, whose duties emphasized preventive activities instead of working as doctors' substitutes. The objectives of this study were to estimate the percentage of graduated female technicians in the service, understand their reasons for not joining or leaving the service, appraise their practices in comparison to the expected performance, identify and report the academic and operational problems and recommend measures to resolve these problems and improve performance
Faisel, Arjumand, Khan, Parveen A. & Noreen, Alveena. (1995). Practices and problems of female health/medical technicians in North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118718
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 1 (2), 253-260, 1995
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