Karachi—Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Labour and Human Resources Senator Saeed Ghani paid a surprise visit to different offices and dispensaries of SITE area Karachi on Tuesday and suspended five absent officers and also directed for issuance of explanation/warning letters to other absent staff members.
He expressed his displeasure over the absenteeism, unhygienic and pathetic conditions of cleanliness in dispensaries, non-availability of medicines, water and electricity facilities, said a statement.
He talked to the Commissioner SESSI, Muhammad Farooque Leghari on the spot and directed him for immediate suspension of Medical Advisor SESSI Dr. Mumtaz Ali Shaikh, Chief Medical Officer Umme-Kalsoom, Dr Faisal Rajput, Dr Syeda Farheen LMO Madina dispensary and Dr Rehmat LMO/CMO office SITE office.
During the surprise visit at around 8:15am only watchman and sweeper were present and all other officers, doctors, paramedical staff and employees were absent from their respective offices.
The Advisor said that clear directions were issued to all the employees of the department specially doctors and paramedical staff for observing punctuality in the office and medical units but it seemed that these instructions had fallen on deaf ears adding that such negligent attitude and absenteeism would not be tolerated at any costs and negligent officers and staff would be dealt strictly. He said that PPP leadership had given clear guidelines for improving performance of government departments and ensuring good governance for which the role of bureaucracy was crucial and Chief Minister Sindh and Sindh cabinet members were working hard to achieve the task of ensuring good governance. He added that achieving the target of good governance role of government officers and employees was that of backbone. “It is mandatory for officers to say good bye to their old days habits of late arrival in offices and ensure punctuality in offices otherwise get ready for severe departmental action”, he warned.