CHK decides to transfer politically-backed staff from key posts

KARACHI: The Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) administration has decided to retransfer employees working in pharmacy and other departments not on their actual posts, sources at CHK told PPI on Monday.

The Dr Ruth Pfau CHK management has called a meeting Tuesday (today) at the CHK to decide the fate of staff working in different departments of the hospital on own pay scale basis on senior posts by using political influence.

Administration officers, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff are invited to attend the meeting.

The decision to remove OPS employees has taken on the directives of Sindh health department and apex court, said the sources.

They said more than 50 employees including nurses, paramedical staff, doctors and administration staffer are working on key technical posts against their actual posts in healthcare facility due to the shortage of skilled staff, political influence and favouritism

It was pertinent to mention here that the Sindh Health Department had issued similar kind of directives to the medical superintendent of hospital in past on several occasions but they could not be implemented yet.

Medical superintendent, CHK, Dr Mohammad Taufiq, while talking to PPI, said a meeting has been called to decide the future of employees working against their posts. He said all the representatives of paramedics and other organizations have been invited to attend the meeting.

He said of the purpose of holding this meeting is to ensure merit and improve patient care in Sindh’s largest teaching hospital. He said non-technical and unskilled staff would be sent to serve on their actual posts.