Cabinet to approve establishment of Paramedical Council, Yousafzai

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health, Shaukat Ali Yousafzai has said that it is the priority of government to facilitate the people and strengthen institutes. He said historical initiatives had been taken in this regard.

He directed the concerned institutes and authorities to play their vital role in ensuring the best delivery of services to the public.

This he said while presiding over a high level meeting of Health Department regarding demands of Para Medical Association on Thursday. Secretary Health, Special Secretary Health and representatives of Finance, Establishment, Medical Faculty and other concerned departments attended the meeting.

On this occasion, the Health Minister on the request of Paramedical Association to formulate para medical council said that it was really genuine demand which was the need of hour and he would provide every possible assistance required by the association in this respect.

He said after the 18th Amendment, it was the responsibility of province to facilitate the public that was why the present provincial government was taking multi-sectoral initiatives for the welfare of public.

Shaukat Yousafzai said that he was sincere enough to establish provincial paramedical council and asked the paramedical association to speed up work in this regard as he wanted to put it up before provincial cabinet for its approval in principle. He said the matter would not be delayed on the excuse that the same council had not been established at federal level and other provinces as yet.

On this occasion, other issues and demands of association regarding teaching faculty, promotion of paramedics, health professional allowance, limited practice and medical faculty were also discussed in detail.

The provincial minister while assuring to resolve the problems said that almost all problems confronted to paramedics would be redressed in their service structure. However, the logical reasons behind the demand of health professional allowance should be presented in the next meeting, he concluded.

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