PESHAWAR, 29 November: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has sacked as many 91 employees of health department across the province for remaining absent from duty for a long period.

According to a statement issued from the provincial health department here Sunday, the sacked employees include 56 doctors, 18 technicians and 17 lady health workers.

The decision to fire the absent employees was taken on the recommendations of independent monitoring unit (IMU), after it presented its six-month report in a high level meeting chaired by health minister Shahram Tarakai, the statement added.

IMU was established by the PTI-led government to oversight the affairs of public sector health facilities in the province.

Besides, disciplinary actions have been initiated against 568 other employees of the department, the meeting was informed.

It was further told that on the report of IMU, explanations have been served to 110 officials while deduction had been made from the salaries of many other on account of absenteeism and negligence towards duties. The meeting was further informed that owing to the rigorous monitoring and reporting, a remarkable decrease had been noticed in absenteeism of staff.


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