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Healthcare workers demand higher wages

MANSEHRA: The lower grade employees of the Department of Health have demanded an increase in salaries in line with the current rate of inflation and the restoration of pensions for them.

“The increase in salaries announced by the government in the budget for the current fiscal year does not correspond to the current rate of inflation,” Sardar Mohammad Shafi, chairman of the hospital’s lower level employees, told protesters on Wednesday. King Abdullah University (Kath).

Protesters wearing black armbands gathered outside the hospital and shouted slogans in support of their demands.

Sardar Shafi said commodity prices were still skyrocketing and public sector employees were the most affected, but the government did not announce any remedial measures for them in the budget.

“Although there is record inflation in the country and business, labor and other segments of society have also increased their rates and salaries, government employees have not gotten a raise. adequate salary,” he added.

He called on the government to restore the pensions of government employees inducted into the civil service from 2001 to 2019.

“The government has paid shares to doctors, nurses and paramedics in the revenue generated by Sehat Sahulat cards in public sector health facilities, but low-level employees do not benefit from any of these incentives,” he said. he declared.

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