Following salary increases by the health ministries of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the Sindh government has announced a rise in doctor compensation.
The choice was made in accordance with the directives of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The provincial cabinet was recently informed about the decision by Finance Secretary Sindh.
Increasing pay, it has been reported, will cost the province exchequer Rs.1.60 billion. Postgraduate doctors would now make salary of Rs.100,400 per month instead of Rs.73,000 per month.
Doctors practicing in house jobs would now receive Rs. 69,000 per month. They used to receive Rs. 40,000 each month. Doctors, meanwhile, have appreciated the provincial government’s choice.
Before, Sindh medical professionals boycotted OPDs in protest of not receiving a health risk allowance.
Protests were held at the province’s public hospitals in response to the Sindh government’s decision to discontinue the health risk allowance in the wake of the Covid outbreak.