Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed on Monday said that doctors and paramedical staff of COVID-19 ward of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital would be given one-month additional salary and COVID allowance as announced by Sindh government.
“The step is taken to moralise the doctors and paramedics so that they can perform their duties with further courage,” the Administrator said this while presiding over a high level meeting here.
In the meeting it was decided that Dr Nadeem Rajput who was serving as Additional Medical Superintendent at Sarfaraz Rafeeqi Shaheed Hospital would be appointed Director Medical and Health Services and replace him with Dr Masood Hassan.
The decision was taken to enhance performance of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and other hospitals under administrative control Karachi Metropolitan Corporation.
The Administrator said that after Eid-ul-Adha, COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly as numerous patients are being brought at hospitals. He said that there is dire pressure of patients at three public sector hospitals of Karachi.