Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Doctors demand stipend

Doctors demand stipend

Bureau Report
HYDERABAD, Dec 29: A large number of house officers of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences deputed at the Civil Hospital, Karachi , staged a protest demonstration in the premises of university hospital on Monday against the non- payment of their four months salaries.

They told newsmen that they had started their house job at the Civil Hospital, Karachi, from Sept 1, 2003 but had not been paid their salaries which had to be paid by the medical superintendent of Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad.

They said the health department and the finance department due to traditional lethargy were delaying the payment of their stipends. They regretted the lukewarm attitude of the provincial health adviser.

They said they belonged to different areas of Sindh and were facing hardships without the payment of stipend which was their legal right. They appealed to the Sindh government, health and finance departments to clear their four months dues without any further loss of time.

CONFERENCE: The Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences vice-chancellor inaugurated the three-day 27th annual national conference of Pakistan Association of Pathologists at the LUMHS Jamshoro campus on Sunday.

The conference is jointly organized by the association and the pathology department of the LUMHS.

Speaking on the occasion, VC Professor Jan Mohammad Memon said it was the third major scientific moot the university was holding during the current month and informed that the national plastic surgery conference was also scheduled to be held in Jan 2004.

Dr Memon said such medical conferences would not only help enhance an academic and research culture in the university but would also provide opportunities to the doctors to share knowledge and experiences in various disciplines.

He said improving the standard of medical education, promotion of research and patients care remained on the top priority list of the university. He said the objectives could not be achieved without strengthening laboratories.

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