Doctors’ association proposes ‘solution’ to promotion issue

* GCDA chief asks department to see doctors’ ACR again and make necessary correction in the already available list
Doctors’ association proposes ‘solution’ to promotion issue

LAHORE: The General Cadre Doctors Association (GCDA) has proposed a three-point solution to those doctors who have been deferred for promotion by transfer from general cadre to the teaching and specialist cadre.
The proposal was made after a meeting of the executive council of GCDA on Wednesday.
Briefing the meeting regarding the proposed formula, GCDA President Dr Masood Sheikh said that the issue of 75 deferred doctors could be easily sorted out and “the only thing the department has to do is to see their ACR again and make necessary correction in the already available list”.
“This is not the fault of these doctors and they must be promoted along with others in the first list,” he added.
He said that doctors whose ACRs are actually deficient should be called to complete their documents within five days.
He said that the “posting plan of currently promoted doctors should be announced along with those doctors whose records have been rectified after checking their ACRs”. 
“The hurried posting plan will cause problems for postings. Those who were posted earlier will enjoy the main post, while the left over posts will be offered to those who will be recommended for posting in the second list.”
Meanwhile, Dr Rana Rafique said that those doctors who have been promoted to the level of the senior registrar should also be given an opportunity of posting in the same institute “and if more candidates are there then at least the same city and the 2nd best centre should be allotted”. He added that sending doctors to a far off district or city would cause problems for doctors. He requested doctors to rush to the Health Department and complete their record so that their cases are not delayed.
Dr Muhammad Ejaz appreciated the statement of the health secretary regarding holding of DPC within seven days. He added that three days have already passed and there should not be any delay.

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