LAHORE A 25-member delegation of Medical Teachers Association Punjab, led by General Secretary of the Association Dr Tahseen Riaz on Saturday called on Senior Advisor to the Punjab CM Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa and apprised him about the problems faced by medical community. Giving briefing to the Senior Advisor, Dr Tahseen said that the Health department was delaying regularisation of Senior Registrars (SRs), Assistant Professors (APs) and Associate Professors. He said that despite approval of summary by Chief Minister Punjab and clear orders of Lahore High Court, the matter was pending, much to the annoyance of teaching staff. He requested the Senior Advisor to ensure early implementation of the court orders and approved summary. Referring the issue of change of medics cadre, he said that the exercise should not disturb seniority of SRs. He said that the SRs have first right over the AP slots. He suggested that the MOs should be first promoted as SRs and their seniors should be appointed as APs. Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa assured the delegations to resolve problems of teaching staff on priority basis. He said that the government was serious in resolving the problems of doctors that was evident from the comprehensive package of Rs 5 billion for different categories of Health Department. He said that the demands of MTA were genuine and he would bring these to the notice of Punjab Chief Minister so that the complaints of teaching cadre could be addressed. Meanwhile, Punjab Health Secretary Jehanzeb Khan has said that the promotion of private clinics by the doctors sitting in government hospitals would not be tolerated and action would be taken against those paramedics who lure the patients for a private treatment. He further said that Medical Superintendents should take solid steps to control the unnecessary expenditures and protect the government property as their own. He was chairing a meeting held here on Saturday to review the flood arrangements and the performance of District, Tehsil Headquarters hospitals, RHCs and BHUs of district Rajanpur. The meeting reviewed in detail progress of health sector development schemes, arrangements for malaria and dengue fever control and polio coverage.