Mehdi urges to retain quota of GB doctors in federal govt’s hospitals


Leader of the Pakistan People’s Party and former chief minister Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Syed Mehdi Shah on Sunday urged to retain the quota of GB doctors in federal government hospitals and said that abolishing the quota will be unfortunate.

He said that many doctors from GB are employed in the federal hospitals, various are getting postgraduate training while a lot are getting training for nursing, paramedical sciences, and physiotherapy etc.

Talking to a delegation of doctors on Sunday, Syed Mehdi Shah said that there is no medical college in Gilgit-Baltistan and arrangement for imparting postgraduate training will take years therefore doctors and students from GB should be allowed to get employment and training in federally-run hospitals including Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC).

He said that doctors and students of underdeveloped areas should not be deprived of opportunities but they should be given more privileges which is necessary to develop the social fabric of remote areas.

The PPP leader said that the authorities in Sindh should think sympathetically about the future of people representing far-flung areas and provide them the opportunity to shine in their respective fields for which we will be highly thankful.—INP

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