CM Sindh approves appointment of 6,000 medical officers
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved summary for the appointment of 6,000 doctors for the candidates who had passed the written test of Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC). He further directed the Ministry of Health to issue call letters to the selected candidates.
He briefed while presiding the meeting to review policies and its development portfolio on the Ministry of Health at New Sindh Secretariat.
The meeting was attended by Health Minister Manzoor Wassan, Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, Chairman Planning & Development Board M. Waseem, Secretary Health Fazal Pechuho, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi and other officials.
Minister Health Dr. Sikandar Mendhro while briefing to CM Sindh told that there were 8128 posts of grade B-17 medical officers in Sindh, 6765 were for male doctors and 1363 for female doctors and only 4243 doctors are working which shows that 3885 positions for doctors are vacant. He told that in 2014 these 3885 positions were filled on contract basis.
Minister Health told that 3,508 positions were already vacant for medical officers while 3,175 positions were created, hence 6,683 posts are vacant for medical officers across the Sindh.
CM directed the Minister of Health to issue call letters to the candidates who have qualified in the written test and to prepare detailed plan for posting new doctors.
He further directed to post new doctors in rural areas of Sindh where there is a lack of facilities for health. He declared that none of the doctors would be given leave for higher studies.
As these doctors are highly qualified and are selected after written tests so they are highly needed in hospitals as there is equipment in hospitals but there are no qualified doctors.