400 HPCP employees likely to be regularized soon

KARACHI: Provincial Program Manager, Hepatitis Prevention and Control Program (HPCP) Sindh, Dr Kazim Raza Memon revealed on Wednesday that the contract employees of the program will be regularized soon.

Talking to PPI, Dr Memon said over 400 employees, including doctors, paramedical staff, nurses and clerical staff, are working on contract basis for the program since 2009, who would be regularized soon.

He said scrutiny of contract employees was under process and after the completion procedure, the staff would be confirmed. He said the contract staff of Hepatitis Program would hear good news within two months.

Replaying to a question regarding the shortage of medicines in hepatitis centers, Dr Memon said supply of medicines has been resumed in 55 hepatitis centers operating across the Sindh province. He said there was no shortage of drugs in centers. He informed that only Pegasys injections were not available in the centers due to some legal issues.

It is pertinent to mention here that dozens of contract employees of HPCP (chief minister’s initiative) had completely shut down the hepatitis centers and clinics across province for six days in December 2014 against non-confirmation on their jobs despite the passage several years.

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