President promulgates new Ordinance for health personnel

President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday singed the Career Structure for Health Personnel (CSHP) Ordinance thereby giving legal sanction to new career structure and incentives to the doctors while retaining their status as public servants.Briefing the media Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that the Ordinance addressed the longstanding demand of medical practitioners and was applicable to the doctors under the federal government.

However, the provinces could adopt it also as model, as health had been devolved to the provinces after the 18th Amendment. The provinces have been shown the way but it is for them to adopt their own structures and systems in health services or take a cue from the federal government, he said.
The new career structure has been prepared in consultation with all stakeholders and on the basis of consensus of the medical community and that is what makes it unique, he said.