KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the health minister and chief secretary Sindh to allow Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) administration to hire lower grade staff, and release development funds of the institution.
Sources at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center told PPI that the institution has been facing acute shortage of staff for over four years as no hiring has been done on vacant posts. They said newly appointed administration is striving hard to improve health delivery system in the JPMC with help of available manpower.
While some administrative officials of institution have been holding meeting with secretary chief minister, health minister and other high-ups of health department to get permission for hiring of at least lower grade staff for the hospital and also to ensure release of the development funds for the institution at earliest.
Sources said chief minister Sindh has directed the health minister, secretary health and chief secretary Sindh to allow JPMC administration to hire lower grade staff to fill shortage and also release development funds for the hospital. They said issue of health allowance of employees is also expected to be resolved within few days.
Focal Person and Deputy Director Admin JPMC Dr Jawaid Jamali, when contacted, confirmed that chief minister Sindh issued directives to high-ups of department to allow administration to recruit of lower grade employees and release of funds for hospital. He hoped that hiring of staff will starts soon after official permission from health department.