The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance Muzaffar Said Advocate has said that paramedics are playing a role of back bone in the health care sector that is why the present Government has not only taken steps to fulfill the deficiency of paramedics in hospitals throughout the province but is also trying to solve the genuine problems being faced by them. The provincial government will provide each and every possible support to paramedics and their proposals regarding upgradation of senior paramedics, will also be brought in to the notice of concerned authorities.
These views were expressed by the Provincial Minister, while talking to a representative delegation of paramedics association belonging to Lower Dir, who met the minister at his office in Peshawar, on Tuesday. Muhammad Rahim, president of the association led the delegation, while senior vice president Hamayum Khan, vice president Naseeb Khan and other concerned were present on the occasion. The delegation demanded the provincial government to include senior paramedics from across the province in the list of upgradation summoned by the Chief Minister from the departments. They further demanded to incorporate the proposals of senior staff of paramedics in the list of health department.
They informed the minister that according to the previous upgradations orders made by the provincial government, paramedics had been upgraded in initial grade 12 but as the senior staff were performing duty in grade 12 before the upgradation, thus they be upgraded in upper grades. They also demanded boarding facilities for doctors and paramedics staff at District Headquarter Hospital Timergara.