CM Punjab Increased Nurses Monthly Salary

CM Punjab Increased Nurses Monthly Salary round about Rs 9,000 monthly risk allowance in monthly stipend. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has approved monthly risk allowance of Rs 9,000 each for nurses. According to a handout, the nurses would get Rs 4,000 from January 2017 and Rs 9,000 each from July 2017.

A summary was sent to the chief minister by Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah in this regard.

A delegation of Nursing Association, led by its President Rozina Manzoor and General Secretary Shehnaz,  called on the secretary in his office on Friday.

The nurses thanked the chef minister, Health Minister Kh Salman Rafique and the secretary, and  assured that they would work with dedication.

Nurses protesting against the Health Department for firing those who had been working on ad-hoc basis, were granted three year contracts by the Punjab government on Saturday.

In what could be termed a victory, the nurses will be required to pass the public service commission exams at the end of the three year contract to become eligible for a permanent post.

CM Punjab Increased Nurses Monthly Salary

In the event that the nurses under this contract fail to pass PCS exam, their contract will stand dissolved at the end of the three years.

The announcement came as their violence marred protest in Lahore entered its sixth day on Saturday.

On Friday, a group of nurses staged a sit-in in front of the office of the nursing director general. They later rallied to The Mall to sit-in in front of the Punjab Assembly, where a session was in progress. On seeing them advance towards The Mall, where protests are banned under Section 144, women police were called to stop them. Some nurses scuffled with the policewomen when they were stopped near Charring Cross.

Police baton charged the nurses to disperse them. The baton charge continued for over 10 minutes.

Two nurses were injured. One of them was later identified as Amina Bibi reported to be seven-month pregnant. They were taken to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where Amina Bibi was said to be in critical condition.

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has ordered a judicial inquiry into the violence. Advisor to the Chief Minister on Health Khawja Salman Rafique told a press conference that the incident had shocked him. He said those responsible for ordering the baton charge would be held accountable.

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