Lahore: Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Health Rafique has said that the government is expeditiously implementing all points agreed unanimously regarding service structure of doctors, while weekly meeting of the implementation committee are being held regularly to review it.
He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of implementation committee held to review progress on implementation of service structure of doctors in committee room at Civil Secretariat, here today. Special Secretary Health Babar Hayat Tarrar, Additional Secretary Health Asfand Yar Khan, Director General Health Dr. Nisar Ahmad Cheema, representatives of doctors organizations Dr. Tanvir Anwar, Dr. Masood Sheikh, Dr. Asim Farooqi, Dr. Izhar Chaudhary, Associate Professor Dr. Tahseen Riaz and other members attended the meeting. The committee reviewed every agreed point regarding service structure and was informed about the points which have already been implemented. He said the decision to provide Rs.1200/= per month as health professional allowance to doctors has already been implemented along with provision of special allowance of Rs.5000 to FCPS doctors. Regarding 89 days leave to the doctors, a summary has been sent to the higher authorities in this regard, while the meeting of grievance committee would be called soon to solve problems being faced by doctors. The meeting of Zero Tolerance Committee has been called this week unanimously to provide unhindered medical care to the patients.
Talking on the occasion, Dr. Masood Sheikh of General Cadre Association expressed satisfaction over expeditious implementation of service structure of doctors by the government and health department. He thanked Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Special Assistant Khawaja Salman Rafique and higher authorities of health department for smoothly implementing service structure of doctors. He said, in this situation, strike call by any group of doctors is without any justification.