Body formed to resolve paramedics service structure issue

Karachi: President Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association (PPSA) Sindh Niaz Hussain Bhutto on Monday welcomed the provincial health secretary decision for constituting a joint committee to resolve the longstanding issue of service structure of paramedical staff in Sindh on the patron of Punjab.

He said first time in 66-year history of the country, the hospitals administration supported the paramedical staff stance on service structure for paramedics and termed the formation of committees by government as the victory all paramedical staff of province.

Provincial chief of paramedics Niaz Bhutto talking to the PPI informed that the employees of emergency wards in government hospital had been deprived high-risk allowance and provincial authorities had forward the summary to chief minister Sindh for approval.

He said doctors and staff nurses were receiving high-risk allowance from many years, but only paramedical staff was being deprived of high-risk allowance. He explained that high risk allowance was given to those paramedical staff who attended the patients with severe disease round o clock in hospitals.

Bhutto said administrative affairs of Sindh medical faculties, paramedical institutions and schools would be handed over to paramedical staff soon. He informed that instruction was being issued to all EDOs and MSs of hospitals to submit the detail report of education and seniority of paramedical staff at Sindh Secretariat.

He said 385 different cadres of paramedics would be resized into 22 to 30. He said cadres 285 who deprived time-scale from 2006 would be resolved soon as authorities shown flexibility in this regard.

He informed that 25 percent quota system in nursing schools and other institutions for children of paramedical staff would be ensured in future as all necessary directives would be issued in this regard near future.

A delegation of PPSA Sindh led by Niaz Hussain Bhutto met provincial health secretary on 29 October at office and secretary health assured the delegation that all the genuine demands of paramedical staff would be resolved soon.

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