The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Multan chapter on Thursday criticised the provincial government for dismissing 13 doctors working on an ad hoc basis at Multan Institute of Cardiology (MIC) to make room for doctors hired through the public service commission.
Addressing a press conference, PMA Multan general secretary Dr Kashif Chishti said the provincial government should have created additional seats for doctors hired through the commission instead of terminating the services of those working on an ad hoc basis. He said a similar situation in Lahore and some other districts was dealt by creating new seats and that no one had been terminated over there. He said these doctors were trained anaesthetists and that their absence would affect hospital performance. He said the number of pending surgeries had significantly reduced due to the presence of these anaesthetists. Chisti also denounced the transfer orders for 15 doctors working at Nishter Hospital. He said these were already experienced doctors.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2011.
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