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Injustices in health dept still on the rise

LARKANA: Sindh Health Department has not changed its working style despite severe criticism over its performance as a lady doctor named Dr. Sahib Jan Badar wife of Badaruddin, working in BS-20, has not yet been retired despite the fact that she has attained the superannuation age of 60 years but she continues to work as Project Director, Mother & Child Healthcare (MNCH) Program going on in Sindh.

Sources further revealed that she is also holding an additional charge of the Director, TB Control Program, Sindh which shows that there is acute dearth of senior officers of BS-20 which is sheer violation of service rules and apex court’s directives.

Her date of birth as entered in the seniority list of BPS-19 general cadre female doctors is 5th April 1955, having domicile of Shikarpur district. On 27.5.1992, she was promoted to BS-18 and on 26.5.1996, she was again promoted in BS-19. She should have been retired from government service on 04th April, 2015 as per existing service rules on attaining 60 years’ age but since she enjoys very strong political influence and bureaucratic support, she is continuously performing her government duties in violation of prevailing laws of the land which has indeed deprived other senior lady doctors to be posted on these senior posts on which she has been posted to work due to her high level contacts. Reliable sources further said that she has always remained posted on very lucrative posts and never tolerated any other officer to take over charge from her.

The OPS system has already brought destruction in the shape of bad governance in the province which has also been pinpointed by the superior courts but despite that Sindh Government instead of improving its performance is continuing to uphold its old traditions to ignore higher court directives, establish & enforce their own personal will. Former Sindh Chief Secretary, Sajjad Saleem Hotiana, sources further disclosed had issued a notification during his posting in Sindh banning change of birthdate once entered but that too has been thrown in the dust bin like other laws of the land.

No meeting of Selection Board-1 has been convened since last ten months to decide the promotion cases of senior general cadre male/female doctors of BS-19 due to which many doctors have retired, many have filed petitions in the Sindh High Court for seeking justice and many are at the verge of saying good bye to their government job.

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