WHO raises stipends for polio teams in Pakistan

Category: Health

KARACHI (Sunday, September 4, 2011) : World Health Organization (WHO) has increased stipends of all polio teams working across the country, sources informed PPI.
They said stipends have been increased from 20 to 100 percent along with fuel charges.
Sources told that stipends of Zonal Supervisors had been increased to Rs. 350 from Rs 300, Area In-charge Rs. 270 from Rs. 170 earlier, Rs. 250 for mobile and transit teams against previous amount of Rs. 150 while Rs. 50 had also been increased in stipends for drivers to Rs. 150.Besides, petrol allowance for zonal supervisors has also been increased upto Rs. 1100 from previous Rs. 680, while similar allowance for the Area In-charge has been increased to Rs. 420 from Rs. 240.Sources further informed that new changes will come into effect from this month. It may be noted here that anti-polio drive is scheduled to commence from September 19 to 21.

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