Survey (Majority claim that they did not have to ask for any favours (sifarish) or help to get the patient admitted in hospital., Poll)


Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 78% Pakistanis who said that somebody from their household had to be admitted to the hospital during the last year did not have to ask for any favours or help to get the patient admitted in the hospital.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women who said that somebody from their household had to be admitted to the hospital during the last year, from across the four provinces was asked,

“Did you have to ask for any favours (sifarish) or help to get the patient admitted in hospital?” In response to this question, 78% respondents said that they did not have to ask for any favours while only 19% claimed that they had to ask for any help or favours. 3% chose not to respond.

Those respondents who said yes to the last question were further asked, “(If yes) who did you ask for the favour (sifarish)?” In response to this question, 33% said they had to ask the medical officer, 16% said social leader, 15% said counsellor, 14% said government officer, 11% said MNAs, 8% said Wadera/khan, 3% said army officer and 2% said MPAs.

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 245 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 08 – June 15, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.