KP Health Minister Orders Action Against Absent Medical Staff

Wed Apr 03 2024
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PESHAWAR: Health Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Syed Qasim Ali Shah on Wednesday directed to initiate action against absent medical staff, saying that there is no place for those who don’t perform their duties, particularly for those working in hospitals.

In line with the minister’s directive, the Director-General of Health Service Dr Shaukat Ali has issued final notices to 15 dental surgeons who have been absent from duty for more than 3 years, following which they will face dismissal from their positions.

In his statement, the health minister stressed the role of doctors in serving the people, warning that those who fail to fulfill their duties will face disciplinary action.

He said that those who do not report for duty will be dealt with according to health regulations.

Health Minister Highlights Complaints

The health minister underlined complaints received regarding absenteeism among medical staff in health centers, indicating the immediate need for action against those not adhering to bio-metric attendance.

He urged health department officials to ensure the attendance of their staff to provide the best healthcare facilities to the people.

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