Sindh govt regularises 25,576 lady health workers

Published: September 27, 2014
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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari presents a lady health worker with an offer letter for the job. PHOTO: INP

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari presents a lady health worker with an offer letter for the job. PHOTO: INP

KARACHI: 

The Sindh government finally regularised 25,576 lady health workers (LHWs) on Friday, 20 years after the programme was launched under late premier Benazir Bhutto’s government.

“We have fulfilled the dream of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, who started the lady health workers programme when she was the prime minister,” Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said at the ceremony to distribute appointment orders among LHWs, held at the Chief Minister’s House.

“It is my privilege to distribute orders among these women who have proved that they are equal to their male counterparts.”

Bilawal and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah distributed the appointment orders and announced that PPP would continue its policy of creating more jobs and empowering women.

The PPP chairman said his party had always prioritised women’s issues, especially in terms of employment opportunities. “With this programme, maternal and child mortality rates have decreased significantly,” he said.

Shah, meanwhile, said other provinces had initially opposed the LHW programme. “Sindh resisted because we wanted to continue with it regardless of financial constraints, due to the outstanding performance of LHWs,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 27th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • king Julian
    Sep 27, 2014 - 6:20AM

    Yay bilawal kon hota hay appointment letter dayna wala?!Recommend

  • Mirza
    Sep 27, 2014 - 7:33AM

    With Polio and Dengue fever spreading Pakistan needs lady health workers more than anything else. We can make one less bomb and employ 25 thousand lady workers to contribute to society and help their family at the same time. Providing a permanent job to those hanging as temp for two decades is not humane or fair. If this action was not taken by PPP govt and if Bilawal was not involved there would not be a campaign of hate. Brain drain is better or providing jobs to working professionals? Finally Sindh govt is doing things for people and making a difference. That is what is expected from a govt.

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  • Malik
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:29PM

    @king Julian

    Ye Imran Khan kaun hota hy KPK GOVT ko dictate krnay wala?

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  • Sep 27, 2014 - 9:53PM

    sindh govt eventually regularized health worker, the strategy of these women is so hard,they humiliate the ratio of polio in our country n they made efforts for family planning as pakistan economy can remain stable,because high population is inverse proportional to employeement,nutrition nd concentration of parrants to children in majority,they knock every door in society as no child remains in deficient from polio drops n first aid treatment.

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