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BoG approves medical bill of nursing superintendent in violation of rules, Dean denies allegations.

PESHAWAR -- The Board of Governors (BoG) of Khyber Teaching Hospital has approved an amount to the tune of Rs3,50,000 for the Nursing Superintendent Abida Bibi of KTH in clear violation of rules and merit.

The official documents revealed that the KTH BoG approved Rs.3,50,000 on April 22, 2017 for

'infertility treatment' of Abida Bibi w/o Dr. Imran Marwat Senior Registrar in surgery.

A senior doctor told on request not to be named alleged that Dr Nur ul Iman after assuming charge as Dean KMC (Khyber Medical College) on April 17, 2017 had paved the way for payment of medical bill to the nursing superintendent which did not fall within the domain of the BoG.

When contacted Dr Nur ul Iman, he denied the allegations saying that payment of medical bills to the employees

was their right. He explained that last month financial powers have been delegated to the Institutional Management Committee (IMC).

He said that the IMC then decided to dispose of medical bills up to Rs.0.2 million and referred the bills over Rs 0.2 million to the government for payment. He said that transparency is being maintained in payment of the bills.

He further told that previously the BoG had the financial powers to deal with medical bills payment cases, which has now been delegated to the IMC.

To a question he explained that the Nursing Superintendent KTH Abida Bibi was made payment for one

cycle as per the instructions of the BoG before delegation of powers to the IMC.

The PTI government in the province which made tall claims of bringing financial transparency in the health

facilities proved mere eyewash as such favoritism and nepotism continued unabated in the public sector hospitals with no check insight, confided a senior doctor on condition of anonymity.

It is to be noted that the post of Nursing Superintendent does not exist after the promulgation of

MTI Regulations yet Abida Bibi is being referred to as Nursing Superintendent.

Senior members of staff are questioning that the Dean KMC could not raise Nursing issues in the meetings of the institutional management committee of the KTH as it were clearly out of his domain.

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Date:Nov 22, 2017
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