Islamabad (Monday, April 11, 2011): New Service Structure for Federal Doctors & Para medics:
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has formally approved a new service structure of medical practitioners and paramedical staff, a spokesman of the Ministry of Health said on Monday.
Talking to APP, the spokesman said that the doctors and paramedical staff will now work in hospitals according to the new service structure and a notification in this regard will be issued soon, he added.
He said that according to the new service structure, new Grade 1-8 has been allocated to paramedical staff while Grade 8-13 has been designated for medical practitioners instead of previous grades.
He said now the medical practitioners will work in the hospital at initial Grade-9 which will be equivalent to BPS-17. He said the doctors will now automatically be promoted to the next grade up to new Grade-13 unlike the past practice of spending years in one grade like in the BPS-18.
He said that the government has also decided to regularise the services of contractual medical practitioners.He said a three-member committee, headed by Federal Secretary Health, and comprising representatives of Ministry of Finance and Establishment Division has been constituted to look into financial implications. He said the committee would submit its report within 15 days.