Islamabad - The government has agreed that doctors and paramedical staff of federal hospitals from BS-1 to BS-22 would be paid fixed medical risk allowance.

The decision was taken at a meeting of Joint Action Committee of federal hospitals with Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here yesterday.

It was agreed that doctors and paramedical staff of federal hospitals from BS-1 to BS-22 would be paid fixed medical risk allowance with different amounts for each grade.

Notification to this effect would be issued by 31st of October after completion of necessary formalities and approval of the prime minister.

Talking to media after the meeting, the finance minister said all the five rounds of discussion with the Joint Action Committee were held in a very cordial atmosphere.

MNA Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, members of the Joint Action Committee, officials of the Ministry of Finance and Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) took active part in the talks.

“Doctors showed positive attitude and today, we have addressed the issue of fixed medical risk allowance for which everybody deserves appreciation,” the minister remarked.

MNA Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and Joint Action Committee head Dr Sartaj Ali Khan thanked the finance minister for his efforts to solve the problem and help out doctors and paramedics of federal hospitals.

Those who attended the final round of talks included Tariq Fazal Chaudhry MNA, Finance Secretary Dr Waqar Masood Khan, CADD Secretary Khalid Hanif and other officials of the Ministry of Finance and CADD.

The Joint Action Committee was led by Dr Sartaj Ali and also included Dr Sajjad, Khalid Habib, Shahid Jan Khattak, Raja M Ilyas, Muhammad Riaz Gujjar and Qaisar Khan Malik.