Neurosurgery employees’ protest enters 12th day

September 30, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The protest of Neurosurgery Department employees at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) entered the 12th day on Wednesday; however, the pending salaries of protesting employees.

President Neurosurgery Employees Action Committee Ameer Ali Dinari talking to media said 249 employees were hired by last federal government in 2007 on contract basis for the JPMC neurosurgery project and later they all were regularized in 2011. He said staff that was regularized included doctors, paramedics, staff nurses, physiotherapists and other support staff.

He said after the devolution JPMC accounts officer stopped the salaries 104 employees on pretext of non-approval of their PC-4. He said all employees have original regularization letters issued by the last government. He claimed that doctors and nurses of neurosurgery JPMC were receiving their salaries but only the salaries of paramedical staff were stopped by account officer.

He said 104 employees of Neurosurgery JPMC from grade 1 to 16 started protest on 20th September that was continued till date but the JPMC administration has not shown positive response to resolve their issue so far.

He said employees and their families were passing through economic crisis due to non-payment of their salaries of past three months.

He demanded of the provincial health minister and other authorities concerned to take strict notice of situation and order early release of the pending salaries so that they could also celebrate the Eid-ul-Azha with their families.

He warned that employees would commit self-immolation outside the Director JPMC office if their salaries were not release by Thursday and FIR would be registered against account officer and executive director JPMC.

Joint Director & In-charge Emergency Department, JPMC, Dr Seemin Jamali was not available on phone.

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