Superior courts, SPSC & doctors

Rameez Ali Mahesar

According to a news item, a couple of days ago, Sindh’s Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah expressed his displeasure over the dilapidated condition of health sector of Sindh. After having a first hand account of the susceptible condition of hospitals, he issued an urgent edict to the Sindh Public Service Commission to initiate the recruitment process for filling about 3000 vacant positions for young and talented doctors. Soon after Chief Minister ordered, the Sindh Public Service Commission openly heralded the vacant positions of the posts. After the vacant positions were announced, over 10000 candidates applied for various vacant positions. It is said that over 6000 out of respective applied candidates were declared successful in written examination taken by Sindh Public Service Commission. Resultantly, Murad Ali Shah had decreed that without any interview process; issue the orders to all the candidates who have qualified the written examination. It is a bold step the Chief Minister has taken. It is praiseworthy. However, on the intervention of the superior Judiary, the process has been halted for departure from the prescribed procedure. Now, the issue is lagging behind the SPSC and the court but its direct impact is not only the candidates but also upon the people who are suffering due to the shortage of doctors in Sindh. The Supreme Court and Commission should flag the issue. The candidates should not be getting involved in the matter. An early recruitment will not only allow the young qualified doctors to serve the ailing humanity but would also ease out the unemployment problem to some extent. It is naïve request to CM to look into the matter and give the young and qualified doctors, their rightful due.
—Naushahro Feroze, Darbello

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