PMA advises government to ‘avoid’ appointment of military officers in public hospitals

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).  - app/file
Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). – app/file
  • The PMA warned the ministry against asking military officials to run hospitals.
  • It is said that appointment of military officers will not be acceptable.
  • The ministry says that the appointment will be done under the recruitment rules.

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Islamabad Chapter has advised the federal health ministry to “refrain” from appointing serving military officers as executive directors of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and the federal government polyclinic hospital. news on Monday.

According to the publication, PMA Islamabad in a hastily convened meeting condemned the letter sent by the federal health ministry for the appointment.

Responding to the letter, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Islamabad office-bearers Mian Rasheed, Dr Riaz Shahbaz Janjua, Dr Muhammad Ajmal, Dr Abid Saeed, Dr Umar Farooq, Dr Rana Farooq and others urged the health ministry against asking military officials. Gave warning. Run public sector health institutions.

Officials said that the appointment of military officers in place of federal government officials is not acceptable at any cost. He said that military officials would also not welcome the step taken by the federal health ministry.

Earlier in a letter that went viral on social media, the federal Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHS, R&C) had requested the Defense Ministry to ensure availability of qualified and competent hospital managers of equivalent grade BPS 21. On deputation as Executive Director PIMS and Polyclinics in Pakistan Army Medical Corps under standard terms and conditions for three years and until further orders.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the federal health ministry had earlier said that the appointment would be made as per the recruitment rules, adding that the government believes that qualifications should be followed.

Urging people not to pay attention to unverified information on social media, the Health Ministry spokesperson said he believes in providing better health facilities to the public through competent authorities.

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