Police Surgeon post lying vacant in city

KARACHI: The post of Police Surgeon Karachi has been lying vacant in the city for one week and provincial health department Sindh authorities concerned has failed to finalize the name of official for this important post, it was learned on Thursday.

An official of health department Sindh told PPI that Police Surgeon Karachi post has been lying vacant for one week and high-ups of department has failed to appoint any official on that post. He said police surgeon Karachi is one of major posts in medic-legal department but due to non-serious attitude of the health department the post is lying vacant.

All administrative and official works in medico-legal departments of three major and six other hospitals have badly affected due non-appointment police surgeon Karachi on vacant post.

Official explained Dr Shagufta was working as Police Surgeon Karachi earlier, who retired from her post on 31st December 2015 and post is lying vacant since then.

He said three major hospitals of city having the facility of Medico-legal Officers (MLOs) like ASH, JPMC and CHK, while medico-legal department in six other hospitals like Lyari General Hospital, Sindh Government Hospital New Karachi, Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad, Sindh Government Hospital Saudabad, Sindh Government Hospital Qatar Orangi Town and Sindh

Government Hospital Karachi Korangi are partially non-functional due to shortage of MLOs.