Peshawar: A high level meeting held under the chairmanship of the Khyber Pakhtunkhaw Minister for Finance Muzaffar Syed Advocate has principally sanctioned the upgradation of paramedics post in the province to grade 12 from grade 9 to improve working conditions of the paramedics working in the public sector.
The decision was taken at a meeting convened to deliberate over the improvement of the paramedics service structure in civil secretariat Pashawar on Thursday. The meeting was attended by Senior Minister and Minister for Health, Sheram Khan Tarakai, Secretary for Health, Mushtaq Jadoon, Special Secretary, Finance, Fahim Siddique, high ups of the Health, Establishment and Finace departments and Repesentatives of Paramedics Association.
The meeting after thread bare discussion approved to alleviate paramedics post from grade 9 to 12 .The meeting also determined metric science, cum two year diploma in technology as a prerequisite for initial recruitment to the post. Similarly 3813 new posts were created for paramedics in different grades to broaden their chances of promotion.
According to the proposed upgradation plan, the number of the existing paramedic posts in grade 20 were enhanced from 1 to 13 ,in grade 19 from 5 to 32 in grade 18 from 9 to 64 ,in grade 17 from 168 to 662 in grade 16 from 226 to 1285 in grade 15 from 316 to 1799 and in grade 14 from 1084 to 3856 respectively.
Similarly, 25 % quota was also allocated for the in service paramedics having higher qualification to grade 14,17 and 18 respectively.
Muzaffar syed directed the concerned quartes to put of a formal summary in this regard to ensure emplementation of the upgradation plan earlier on the occasion.He warned that no delay would be tolerated in this regard.The minister, finance said the present government was intended to overcome the problems of the derived class by facilitating them.
He divulged that the government was trying to improve the quality of services by ensuring justice.He asked the paramedics to extend excellent services to the ailing humanity as the government was considering comfort of the patient as a priority. “ There will be no compromise on the quality of services”he warned.
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