LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has approved the service structure for paramedics working in government hospitals in the province and 50,000 employees would benefit from the decision.
It was stated by Chairman of Chief Minister’s Taskforce on Health Dr Saeed Elahi while talking to a delegation of Paramedics Association of Punjab, which called on him at Civil Secretariat here on March 31.
The delegation included President of the Association Sultan Mehmood, General Secretary Asad Naqvi, Malik Munir, Riaz Baluch and Hafiz Muhammad Awais. Additional Secretary Health (Technical) Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Sulehriya and Deputy Secretary (Administration) Behzad Anwar were also present in the meeting.
Dr Saeed Elahi said that Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken various concrete steps for the welfare of the government servants and a large number of contract employees working in various departments including health have been regularised.
On the demand of the delegation to regularise the employees working in the government hospitals against the vacancies created by the boards of management, Dr Saeed Elahi assured them that the particular case of employees would also be sent to the government for sympathetic consideration.
On the occasion, the members of the delegation said that the paramedical staff was providing services to the patients in the hospitals but they were facing a lot of problems for the last 60 years.
The delegation thanked Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for addressing their problem by accepting the longstanding demand of the service structure.