Islamabad: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Paramedical Association has expressed concerns over Prime Minister Imran Khan’s lack of interest in “resolving paramedic’s genuine problems” and said a meeting of the executive council will be convened on December 25 to chalk out future strategy.
The provincial cabinet of the Paramedical Association held its monthly meeting with its provincial president, Syed Roidar Shah, in the chair and expressed its dismay over the slow promotion process of paramedics, according to The News International report.
They said the provincial government and health department had earlier assured that their long-awaited promotion issue will be resolved but the government did not honour its commitments and neither did it acknowledge the services of paramedics.
Besides routine duties, the paramedics had been serving in corona pandemic, corona vaccination, covid sampling, polio vaccination campaign, deworming, high dependency units, Roidar Shah said.
The paramedics said most of their senior colleagues had retired without getting their due promotion.
The association also demanded that senior and qualified paramedics should be appointed to certain positions, including CEO in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, registrar.