Social Infrastructure

Health Facilities

At the time of independence only 30 Hospital beds & 11 Dispensaries were available. Health coverage is still inadequate. There are approximately 1731 hospital beds available in the area averaging 0.5 beds per 1000 population. The total number of Doctors including Administrative Doctors and Dentists is 656. There are 389 Medical Officers, 63 Dental Surgeons, 157 Specialists and 60 Health Managers which means an average of 0.191 per 1000 population in respect of Doctors, 0.133 per 1000 population in respect of Medical Officers, 0.018 per 1000 population in respect of Dentists, 0.046 per 1000 population in respect of Specialists and 0.014 per 1000 population in respect of Health Managers.

Education

Education has been a priority of the Govt. of Azad Jammu & Kashmir as about 27% of its total recurring budget besides 10% of the total development budget is allocated to this sector. As a result of this substantial investment, the literacy rate is well above 60%, which is significantly higher than the national average of Pakistan. At present the gross enrolment rate at primary level is 95% for boys and 88% for the girls (between the ages of 5-9 years).

Statistics on Education

Total Post Graduate Colleges in AJK

District  Male college  Female College  Total 
Muzaffarabad 
Bagh 
Poonch 
Mirpur  -- 
Total Post Graduate Colleges in AJK  7 

Total Degree Colleges in AJK

District  Male College  Female College  Total 
Muzaffarabad 
Bagh 
Poonch 
Mirpur 
Sudhnoti 
Kotli 
Bhimber 
Total Degree Colleges   40 

Total Inter Colleges in AJK

District  Male college  Female College  Total 
Muzaffarabad  13 
Bagh 
Poonch 
Mirpur 
Sudhonoti 
Kotli 
Bhimber 
Total Inter Colleges  48