WAZIRABAD - The paramedical staff and lower cadre employees of the the THQ Hospital observed a token strike against the non-provision of Health Professional Allowance (HPA) and non-implementation of service structure as promised by Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif.

Addressing the protesters here the other day, the leaders said that paramedical staff was the backbone of every hospital but their demands remained neglected by the administration. “Doctors and nurses are given HPA but we are neglected”, called the protesting leaders. It is to be noted that Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif in May 2011 ordered to formulate service structure for paramedical staff and Class-IV employees which had not been implemented so far.

“If the service structure is not formed as per promise, the paramedical staff observe sit-in in Lahore Wednesday (today)”, they warned. Leaders of the protestors include Muhammad Afzal Bhutta, Mubashir Hussain, Malik Mumtaz, Fakhar zaman and Mehmood Ahmad.