ISLAMABAD: The administration of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has adopted a lethargic attitude in convincing the medical and non-medical staff to restart health care services to the patients.
Several members of medical and non-medical associations of the hospital blamed that the hospital administration is least interested in resolution of their long-standing issues due to which they stopped working.
‘The deadlock is from the administration side as we are waiting for positive response from the Executive Director PIMS but he is not willing to hold meeting with us,’ spokesman of All Pakistan non-medical health employees association, Syed Manzar Abbas Naqvi said while talking to APP on Thursday.
He said that two main bodies of medical and non medical staff of the hospital like Young Doctors Association (YDA) and All non medical health employees association are ready to start delivery of services to the patients in the Holy month of Ramdan, however, the hospital administration is reluctant to play its due role in restoration of medical services for patients.
Manzar Abbas Naqvi said, ‘We even conveyed the administration that we are ready to accept the new services structure but they didn’t make any contact with us in this regard.’
He said that the non-medical staff unlocked the administration section today so that high officials can start their work, however, they stayed away from their offices despite knowing the fact of patients’ sufferings.
He said that it has been decided that both medical and non-medical staff of the hospital will follow a joint plan of action in any way. He added all workers are united regarding the resolution of their problems and asked the authorities concerned to resolve their problems as early as possible.
President of Young Doctors Association, Islamabad Chapter Dr. Sajid Abbasi said it seems the hospital administration is unwilling to resolve theproblems of medical practitioners who are facing several hardships.
He said their demands are genuine and urged to resolve their demands as early as possible so that doctors could do their job with peace of mind.
He said the authority concerned had announced the new career structure for health personnel serving in the government institutions and related organizations, but it still failed to implement the decision, he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that the non-medical staff of PIMS also joined the on-going protest of Young Doctors Association and announced to start joint efforts for the resolution of their problems.
In order to press the authorities to accept their demands, YDA, Non-Medical Association, PIMS Nursing Association and Para-medical Association held a series of protests in the hospital. app.