Chief Secretary asks health dept. to move summary for recruitment through Sindh Public Service Commission
Mumtaz Shah orders release of withheld funds of medical universities and salaries of doctors, lab technicians, staff nurses appointed for 89 days
Karachi: The provincial government on Monday decided to recruit 2200 more doctors through Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC).
The decision was taken in a meeting, co-chaired by Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah and Health Minister Dr. Azra Pechuho. The meeting was attended by the Secretary Finance Syed Hassan Naqvi, Secretary Health Kazim Jatoi, Vice Chancellor Dow University of Health and Science prof Dr. Muhammad Saeed Qureshi and others.
The meeting discussed various issues of health department including release of salaries of newly appointed Medical Officers, Staff Nurses, Lab Technologist and Lab Technicians, release of funds in favor of Child Life Foundation, Trauma Centre, Medical Universities, recruitment of new doctors and expansion of HDUs and ICUs of the province.
Chief Secretary directed the Secretary Finance to release withheld funds to the medical universities of Sindh and the Thalassemia centers. The meeting also decided to release salaries to Medical Officers, Staff Nurses, Lab Technologist and Lab Technicians who were appointed for 89 days in wake of the Covid19.
Chief Secretary also directed the secretary Health to move a summary to Sindh Public Service Commission for the recruitment of more 2200 doctors.
He further directed Health Secretary to write to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to increase the number of technician seats in the medical universities and colleges of the province.
Mumtaz Ali Shah said that ventilator management training will be given to the doctors and paramedics and for this he directed the health department to move a proposal in this regard.
Health Minister Dr. Azra Pechuho said that the number of ICUs and HDUs in various hospitals are being increased. “Some 147 ICUs and 834 HDUs are being added in different hospitals including Civil Hospital, Services Hospital, Lyari Hospital, Gulistan-e-Jauhar Hospital, and NIPA Hospital.”
She added that more than 400 doctors are currently providing telemedicine services. “MoU has been signed to hire another 250 doctors for Telemedicine” she added.
Dr. Azra Pechoho informed that there are 452 Rapid Response Teams consisting 1382 doctors and paramedics working in field for Coronavirus.
Chief Secretary directed the secretary health to present plan for expansion of existing HDUs and ICUs in different hospitals. (PR)