Plan to recruit anaesthetists.
LAHORE -- Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Saturday approved a plan to overcome shortage of anaesthetists at public hospitals.
According to the plan, anaesthetists will be recruited against 305 vacant slots out of the 408 sanctioned posts at various districts.
Presiding over a meeting, the minister said there had not been even a single anaesthetist available at DHQ hospitals at Chiniot, Vehari, Lodhran, Bahawalnagar and Nankana Sahib while the situation at various THQ hospitals has also been similar.
The meeting also recommended special allowance ranging from Rs125,000 to Rs300,000 for anaesthetist in categorised areas. Against every surgery anaesthetists will be paid Rs1,000 too.
Besides, vacant posts of anaesthesia technologists would also be advertised for recruitment. The training of medical officers as anaesthetist has also been started and the doctors successfully completing certain diplomas would be paid special allowances.
She said King Edward Medical University and Fatima Jinnah Medical University would be requested to enhance seats of anesthesia technologists and every candidate would be paid a monthly stipend of Rs15,000 during study.