KARACHI: Provincial capital and financial spine of Pakistan Karachi is dealing with acute scarcity of medico-authorized officers for final one yr, sources informed Geo Information.
A senior official of Sindh well being division on situation of anonymity stated that the town is operating and not using a Police Surgeon for aforementioned interval.
The official stated that medico-authorized officers have been dealing with points corresponding to harassment and threats from totally different political teams in addition to strain from the federal government.
In response to the provincial well being division, there must be ten medico-authorized officers in every tertiary hospital however in actuality, solely 4 hospitals together with Jinnah, Civil, Abbasi Shaheed and Qatar have medico-authorized officers.
The well being division has sanctioned 35 vacancies for the publish out of which solely 15 posts are crammed.
Equally, lady medico-authorized officers’ sanctioned posts are ten out of which six are nonetheless vacant.
Dr Jalil Qadir, Ex-Police Surgeon of Karachi, stated that ideally there ought to be at the least 4 ladies and 6 male medico-authorized officers in each hospital however docs will not be taking over the job because of the circumstances of the town.
He stated that non-availability of girls medico-authorized officers was additionally turning into an enormous difficulty as most households don’t permit a male officer to carry out the submit-mortem of their feminine relative.
Upon contact, newly appointed Sindh Well being Minister Dr Sikander Ali Mehndro stated he’ll resolve these points very quickly by appointing docs from public service fee.
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