Our Staff Reporter TOBA TEK SINGH - Basic Health Unit (BHU) grade 17 Nutrition Supervisors across the district have demanded the Punjab chief minister to order officials concerned of the Health Department to pay their salaries for the months of August and September of the current year. They also demanded payment 50 percent medical allowance ordered by the Punjab government for year 2010. In a letter to the Punjab Chief Minister here on Saturday, they stated that they had been creating awareness among the community in the areas regarding hygienic principles, Expanded Programme Immunization (EPI), Polio, Dengue and Congo virus. They added that being heads of Preventive Health Care Teams, they were engaged in minimising various diseases while they were also visiting educational institutions for screening students and taking effective measures for their treatment. They apprised the Punjab CM that salaries for October 2011 had been received by them but salaries had not been paid for the last two months of August and September 2011 so far besides arrears of medical allowances for year 2010 to the tune of just Rs7 million had not been paid so far. Whenever, they contacted District Accounts Officer, they were told that requisite funds for payment of their salaries and due medical allowances were not available, they further said. They also said that in current worst type of price-hike they were unable to celebrate Eidul Azha or purchase sacrificial animals. 117 get assistance: The District Baitul Maal committee meeting was held here on Saturday. The meeting was presided by District Baitul Maal Chairman Muhammad Islam at District Social Welfare Department office. It was decided in the meeting to award Rs666,000 to 117 deserving persons as financial assistance. Rs195,000 to 12 deserving girls for their dowry and Rs90,000 for three deserving students of the district as scholarship.