KARACHI: Provincial minister health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has ordered to remove 39 long absent doctors from their services, while 27 absent doctors have been issued final show cause notices and if they are failed to comply with the orders they will be fired too.

This was decided in meeting, called for personal hearings of long absent doctors. The health minister told that so far more than 130 long absent doctors had been dismissed from their services and among them mostly were female doctors. It is to mention here that mostly doctors went on ex-Pakistan leave but did not return and their removal from service would send a warning message to ghost employees in health department.            

Mr. Dahar added, “Since he has resumed the portfolio of minister health, 435 absent doctors have been issued show cause notices to join their duties and if they fail to do so, they will also be terminated from their services.” He said that he would not spare any ghost employees in the health department and no pressure would be tolerated in this regard.