Thursday, February 9

Tag: Dengue Control Programme

(Health): Dengue Control Programme staff not paid salaries since three months

Karachi: The staff of Prevention and Control Program for Dengue (PCPD) Sindh has not been paid salaries since the last three months. Around 64 employee were hired by PCPD about four years ago on contract basis, but they could also not be regularized yet. The social mobilisers, field workers, entomologist, drivers and other staff have been deprived of salaries since June 2020. The employees were facing financial crises as they are unable to feed their dependents. Programme Manager, Prevention and Control Program of Dengue Sindh, Dr Mehmood Iqbal told PPI that the salaries would be deposited soon. He said all vertical programs had been devolved into vector-borne diseases section of Sindh health department from June 2020.