APPSF to favour paramedics demands

Akhunzada Fazle Haq

All Pakistan Paramedical Staff Federation (APPSF) office bearers on Friday have announced that they will fully support the protest schedule announced by paramedic’s association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in favour of the paramedics demands.

Talking to the media Central resident of APPSF Sharafatullah Yousafzai, Secretary General Muhammad Arshad Khan, Chairman Malik Yousuf, Senior Vice Chairman Pervez Khan, Secretary Sami-ur-Rehman and Finance Secretary Fazal Qayyum said that on March 9, 2021, the Minister of Health, Secretary Health, Additional Secretary and DG Health had signed an agreement with the provincial organization of Paramedics.

They added that it was stated in the agreement that all issues of paramedics, including the promotion of paramedics across the province, would be resolved by April 15, 2021. They said despite the passage of one year and two months, the health directorate had not implemented the agreement.

They said that their demands are qualified paramedics should be immediately posted in the vacant posts of Deputy Director and Assistant Director Paramedics in the DG Office, government should immediate appointment Deputy Director Paramedics and Assistant Director Paramedics in BHSA, immediate appointment of qualified Paramedics on Registrar and Controller in Medical Faculty Peshawar and government should Immediate launch of degree class in PGPI. He said that due to non-implementation of the agreement, the paramedics organization had announced a protest schedule.