Provincial Health Minister-Press

QUETTA:,,, All the demands included in Charter of Demands of Para Medical Staff Association have been accepted except few and notification in this regard would be issued shortly.

This was stated by Provincial Health Minister Rehmat Saleh Baloch at a press conference along with President Para Medical Staff Association Samad Raisani here Tuesday. Director General Health and other senior officers were also present.

Health Minister said that government was taking measures for improving health department. Paramedical Staff should cooperate with the government in this regard. Policy of keeping employees of health department under bar was underway for last several years but government would never adopt such policy nor we believe in it.

Rehmat Saleh Baloch said paramedical is a noble profession which was working to save lives of people. He said National party has a democratic and principled stand which has taken a principled stand for removing poverty and backwardness of the province. Vision of party Chief and Balochistan Chief Minster Dr Abdul Malik Baloch is very clear over it. He said coalition government would take all measures for security to rights of the people.

He said para medical Staff Association staged protest for genuine demands. Government by accepting their genuine demands formed a committee with technical officers. They reviewed demands of para medical association and decided to accept all the demands of Charter of demand except few. Notification in this regard would be issued shortly.

He said Division Director and MS were given all powers to resolve problems of Grade-17 while four Lab and X-ray Assistant in each district would be imparted training. Health Employees in Balochistan would be given allowances as in other provinces and new machinery would be provided to government hospitals. According to desire of employees multi purposes schools would be upgraded as colleges. Hajj quota would be increased and 60 employees would perform hajj every year. Grade of security guards would be enhanced to 5 from present 2.

He said due to the cooperation of para medical and other institutions Balochistan has been declared polio free zone. He said we would pay polio allowance to the employees prior to coming polio campaign.

He said government is fully determined for the improvement of health department.

President Para Medical Staff Associate Samad Raisani thanked Chief Minister, Health Minister and Health Secretary for accepting their demands.

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