GB doctors quota should not be abolished: former CM

Karachi

KARACHI: Leader of the Pakistan People’s Party and former Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Syed Mehdi Shah on Sunday said the quota of GB doctors in federal government hospitals should not be abolished as it will be unfortunate.

He said that many doctors from GB are employed in the federal hospitals, various are getting postgraduate training while a lot are getting training for nursing, paramedical sciences, and physiotherapy etc.

Talking to a delegation of doctors, he said that there is no medical college in GB and arrangement for imparting postgraduate training will take years therefore doctors and students from GB should be allowed to get employment and training in federally-run hospitals including Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC).

Medhi Shah said that doctors and students of underdeveloped areas should not be deprived of opportunities but they should be given more privileges which is necessary to develop the social fabric of remote areas.

He said that the authorities in Sindh should think sympathetically about the future of people representing far-flung areas and provide them the opportunity to shine in their respective fields for which we will be highly thankful.

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