I wish to bring this to the notice of Chief Minister Punjab that medical officers appointed by the Punjab Public Service Commission since 1996 are still awaiting promotion. They have not been promoted to grade-18. By some strange quirk of administration, the Punjab government posts in all other departments have been upgraded but no action has been taken so far regarding the health department. It is requested that action may kindly be taken to promote employees of this department as well in accordance with the time-scale promotion formula put forward by the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) for promotion to the next grade after every five years of service. -DR. SHAHID LATIF, Lahore, July 25.