Geographical accessibility analysis of public health care centers in Faisalabad city (Pakistan) for a sustainable future

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Geographical accessibility analysis of public health care centers in Faisalabad city (Pakistan) for a sustainable future

Omar Riaz, Muhammad Aslam
J. Bio. Env. Sci.11( 4), 172-177, October 2017.
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Primary health care is the most important element in health services while geographical accessibility explains the efficient provision of health care facilities to the public of any particular area. Current study is an attempt to explore the accessibility of health care centers in Faisalabad city (Pakistan) in order to investigate different problems faced by the people to reach these centers. Proximity buffer analysis was used to measure the distance of public health care centers. It was found that all the 16 public health care centers are situated within the two kilometers radius from city center. While the other three zones which are 2-8 kilometers away from city center do not have any public health care facility and residents of these zones have to depend upon city center for health care facilities. This study also proposes the equal distribution of public health care centers within the city.


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