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Punjab Govt Announces Extra Allowance for Anesthetists Working in State Hospitals

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LAHORE– Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said here on Thursday that extra allowance shall be given to Anesthetists serving in the District and Tehsil Headquarters hospital in the province.

Chairing a meeting at the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, the Health Minister said that an allowance between 150,000 to 200,000 shall be given to anesthetists in the province. 

The meeting was attended by Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Captain (Retd) Usman Younis, Additional Secretary Development PSH Omar Farooq Alvi and other officials. The Health Minister reviewed the performance of Anesthetists and asked the department to meet the shortage. Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Captain (Retd) Usman Younis shared details of the current status of vacant and filled positions.

Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid said, “The summary for the hiring of another 691 positions in the department has been sent to Punjab Public Service Commission. These include 79 seats for anesthetists. The government is trying to ensure the presence of anesthetists at all facilities. The role of anesthetists in vital for surgeries at all district and Tehsil headquarters hospitals.

The details of surgeries in all hospitals must also be consolidated. Different proposals for another extra allowance for anesthetists serving in far areas were also reviewed. To a great extent, the scarcity of anesthetists has been fillfull in Punjab.”— HANDOUT