Billions granted for health sector: Punjab minister

Says the amount also include special allowances for doctors, nurses and other health staff


APP July 16, 2017
Says the amount also include special allowances for doctors, nurses and other health staff. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafique said that Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif granted billions of rupees for the development and construction of new hospitals. The amount also included special allowances for doctors, nurses and other health staff, he added.

He said this while addressing a reception hosted by Punjab Paramedical Staff Association (Billa Group) at Services Hospital auditorium. He said that mutual respect, tolerance and spirit of humanity were the basis of any civilized society which grew further on these fundamental principles. He said that protests, strikes and suppression stopped the process of development and reforms. He said that during last five to six years special attention had been paid to resolve the problems of medical community and to provide special pay package and service structure to them.

The association hosted this splendid reception in honour of the Minister and Secretary Najam Ahmad Shah on getting timescale promotion and service structure to grade-4 employees.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2017.

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