Sindh Govt increases Doctors Pays – Jang Breaking News 4-6-2011
KARACHI (June 4, 2011) : Sindh Chief Minister on Saturday announced that Rs.2.9 billion have been earmarked in the upcoming budget 2011-12 for doctors that include 50% salary raise of house-job doctors, post-graduate doctors, rural incentives, non-practicing allowances and casualty compensation.
Divulging the details of proposed package at Sindh Chief Minister’s House, he said the special directives of President Asif Zardari resulted in the increase in wages for doctors, especially to meet the demands of Young Doctors Association for pay-raise.
Provincial Chief Executive sat flanked by the Sindh Health Minister Dr. Sagheer Ahmed, Finance Minister Murad Ali Shah, Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Secretary Health and representatives from Young Doctors Association during the briefing.
Qaim Ali Shah said the monthly salary for house-job doctors was raised to Rs.18,000 from the previous Rs.12,000. The post-graduate doctors will now get Rs.22,000 instead of Rs.12,000.
Similarly the rural incentives for doctors are also proposed that include Rs.6,000 for doctors from BS-17 to 18 while Rs.8,000 for BS-19 grade.
Chief Minister said rural incentives are proposed so as to encourage doctors to perform their duties in rural areas, where they usually show reluctance to go.
Regarding the Non Practicing Allowance (NPA), he said it has been raised to Rs.4000 from Rs.400 for BS-17 and 18 doctors while Rs.6,000 from previous Rs.700 for BS-19 to 20.
The provincial government has also allocated Rs.20 million in casualty compensation package for doctors for those who often become subject to physical torture, attack or specifically targeted.
In addition, overtime allowances are also added of Rs.6,000 for practicing doctors.(PPI)