Lahore: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that Punjab government believes in providing best facilities and incentives to those associated with health sector and solid measures are being taken for this purpose.
This was stated by him during the meeting with representatives of Punjab Paramedics Alliance and All Punjab Paramedical Federation regarding service structure of paramedics, here today. Special Secretary Health Babar Hayyat Tarrar, Director (Technical) Punjab Health Sector Reforms Programme Dr. Amjad Shahzad, Punjab Paramedics Alliance representatives Malik Munir Ahmed, Syed Asad-ul-Abad Naqvi, Abdul Sattar Chohan, Shakil Ahmed Naeem, Malik Akhtar Joyia and Muhammad Yousaf Bila, Muhammad Arshad Butt and other office-bearers of All Punjab Paramedical Federation were present in the meeting which continued for three hours.
Various proposals regarding implementation of service structure of paramedics were discussed on the occasion. The meeting agreed on one time up-gradation formula which will benefit more than 27 thousand employees. It was also decided that in order to develop consensus on the remaining issues a meeting will be held within a few days. The Paramedical Staff Association thanked Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Special Assistant Khawaja Salman Rafique and health authorities and observed that it is the first time that besides doctors of government hospitals due attention is being paid to the welfare of the employees and technicians of technical cadres responsible for the look after of the patients. They reiterated their determination that paramedical staff will spare no effort for the proper look after of the patients.