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Paramedics promised service structure, upgradation

PESHAWAR: The government has assured the paramedical association about resolution of their demands but has asked them to concentrate on improving healthcare delivery and helping the patients seeking treatment at public sector hospitals.

The assurance came from secretary health Abid Majeed at a meeting here the other day with association`s provincial president Syed Roidar Shah and otheroffice-bearersincludingShamsul Taj, Anwar Khan, Sajjad Ahmad, SharafatullahYousafzai,PervezKhan, a statement said.

The secretary listened to our longstanding demands, including service structure, upgradation of employees, formation of paramedic council, permitting our members to do limited private practice, starting BSc classes at ZAB Postgraduate Paramedical Institute, sanctioning of teaching posts for the institute and posting of paramedics in medical faculty, the statement said.

The association extended full assistance to the government in its effort to make the patients care efficient at the hospitals, it said.

It added that the health department had acknowledged the services of paramedics and agreed to give incentives and make the patients` care effective.

On the occasion, the services of Sirajuddin Barki, founding president of paramedics association, who retired a month ago, were appreciated for the uplift and promotion of health workers.Bureau Report