PMA delegation meets Chief Secretary Sindh

KARACHI: A delegation of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Wednesday called on Chief Secretary Sindh Rizwan Memon and discussed the current situation and problems facing health delivery system in the province of Sindh.

The delegation comprised Secretary General PMA Centre Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad and General Secretary PMA Karachi Dr Abdul Ghafoor Shoro. The Sindh doctors, including general cadre, special cadre and dental surgeon’s promotions according to court orders were discussed at large.

The issue of time scale promotions, low salary packages of doctors in Sindh as compared to the other provinces, law and order situation in Sindh particularly the security of doctors, support money for the families of doctors killed in target killing and issues of paramedics and nurses were also under discussion at the meeting.

Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad in his statement, said the meeting was very successful and chief secretary was very cooperative and gave patience hearing to listen the problems of medical fraternity in Sindh. He informed that on the directives of Chief Minister Sindh, more than 5600 doctors had been appointed recently through Sindh Public Service Commission.

Regarding the promotions of doctors, Chief Secretary informed that 1069 doctors had been promoted last week from grade 18 to 19. He also assured that the promotions of remaining doctors would also be done very soon.

It was also decided during the meeting that in future, the office of the Chief Secretary and PMA would be developed to solve the health issues in Sindh.