District: (21 senior doctors, others in AMC get promotion)


ABBOTTABAD: At least 21 senior doctors including 10 Associate Professors, nine Assistant Professors and 19 other newly appointed were promoted, in Ayub Medical College (AMC) Abbottabad, according to the notification issued by Principal AMC here on Saturday.

The long awaited meeting of selection Board of AMC, which was held here on December 26, 2014 under the chairmanship of Mushtaq Jadoon, Secretary Health. The Selection board has promoted 10 associate Professors to the designation of Professors on BPS-20 which include Dr. Mohammad Asif (ENT), Dr. Rehan Ahmed (Medicine), Dr. Saleem Afzal (Medicine), Dr. Jehangir Khan ( Medicine), Dr. Tariq Mehmood ( Physiology), Dr.Irfan-ud-din Khattak ( Surgery), Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed ( Surgery), Dr. Mohammad Akbar ( Surgery), Dr. Ali Fawad Naazar (Pathology) and Dr. Umer Hayat ( Interventional Cardiology). Nine Assistant Professors were promoted as Associate Professors (BPS-19) include Dr. Syed Kamran Aamir Rizvi ( Dermatology), Dr. Haq Nawaz ( Pharmacology ), Dr. Rubina Shaheen ( Anatomy ), Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed (Forensic Medicine), Dr. Syed Javed Shah ( Endocrinology ), Dr. Zulfiqar Ali (Ophthalmology ), Dr. Jamila Farid ( Pathology) , Dr . Mohammad Idris (Pathology) and Dr Ahsen Aurangzeb ( Neuro Surgery).

Administrative Officer Syed Sartaj Ali Shah has been promoted as Deputy Director Administration, BPS-18 while Senior scale Stenographer Sajid Sheikh has been promoted as Superintendent BPS- 17.

The Selection Board also appointed eight Assistant Professors and 11 lecturers. The names of newly appointed Assistant Professors and Lecturers could not be ascertained, however it has been learnt that all the appointments were made on December 26th meeting, which include six from Dentistry department and one each from Radiology and Pathology departments. While the lecturers were appointed for basic sciences and dental sciences. AMC Principal Professor Dr. Shahid Sultan told that these promotions and appointments have been made to remove the deficiency of the staff to large extent as no board meeting was held in previous two years which has made the college near derecognition.

The Principal further told that Selection and Promotion Board meeting was attended by Secretary Health Mushtaq Jadoon, Principal AMC Dr Shahid Sultan, Medical Superintendent AMC, Dr Iftikhar Ahmed and Ex Secretary Establishment Abdur Rasheed as public representative and subject specialists. Meeting of the selection committee was called under the directive of Board of Governor headed by Governor KPK Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan.

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