According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1991 (27 years ago) respondents were asked, “In your opinion, what is the standard of treatment/services in government hospitals?” In response to this question, 10% said it is good, 63% said it is bad, 21% it is average while 6% did not know or respond to the question.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, in response to this question, 25% said it is good, 48% said it is bad, 22% it is average while 5% did not know or respond to the question.
The findings are available since 1991 periodically and the graph below shows how the figures have fluctuated over the years.
According to public opinion, there has been 15% rise in proportion of Pakistanis who think the standard of treatment in government hospitals is good, 15% decline in the proportion of Pakistanis who consider it bad in since 1991.
This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.