PM announces improved career structure for doctors, paramedics
ISLAMABAD: (April 11, 2011) Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday announced in the National Assembly an improved career structure for doctors and health professionals.
Making a policy statement in the National Assembly, the prime minister said the new career structure will de-link health professionals from the basic scales.Last week, the young doctors of Islamabad hospitals called off their strike on the assurance of the Federal Secretary, Health, Nargis Sethi, that their demands would be met next week.
Prime minister announced the formation of a committee at the federal level, headed by the health secretary and comprising representatives of the Ministry of Finance and Establishment Divisions to workout further details. “The committee will submit its report within 15 days,” he added.
The PM also gave an assurance that services of contract medical officers would be regularised in accordance with the law.He hoped that the health professionals will now devote all of their energies towards services to the people.