Punjab government promotes 73 doctors on regular basis
LAHORE: The process is underway to grant promotion 73 doctors of various categories from grade 18 to 19.
Earlier, a special meeting of Provincial Selection Board II (PSB-II) was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Omer Rasul, which gave approval for the promotion of 73 doctors of various categories from grade 18 to 19. Special Secretary Health Dr Sajid Mehmood Chohan, Additional Secretary Admin Dr Raja Mansoor & Senior Officers of other concerned departments attended the meeting.
According to the spokesperson of the health department, the special meeting of PCB-II was requisitioned on the request of Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education (SH&ME) Department Najam Ahmad Shah with a view to promoting doctors of the department expeditiously. On the direction of Najam Ahmad Shah, the concerned officers of the department prepared working papers of the doctors on priority basis to put into the meeting due to which holding of PSB-II meeting was materialized.
The meeting gave approval for the promotion of 46 senior dental surgeons as principal dental surgeons in grade 19. Similarly, 12 Urologists, 8 Anaesthetician, 2 Pharmacologists & each from Paeds Nephrology, Paeds Radiology, Microbiology, Infectious diseases & Endocrinology have been promoted as Associate Professors. A total of 73 doctors of SH&ME department have been recommended for promotion in grade 19 by PCB-II.
Dr Khizer Hayat Gondal from Department of Urology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, who is being promoted as Associate Professor of Urology, said that the promotion from ad hoc posting to regular cadre would be a great relief for the doctors, who were awaiting promotion on regular basis for long.