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Children’s Hospital staff not paid salaries for three months 

KARACHI: The employees of the Sindh Government Children’s Hospital North Nazimabad Karachi run by the Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) have not been paid their salaries for the past three months.

The doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff working under the Poverty Eradication Initiative have been facing financial crises due to the delay in releasing salaries.

More than 300 employees, including doctors, nurses, paramedical, and administrative staff, have been deprived of their salaries due to the shortage of funds.

The Sindh Government has not released the last quarter of the fiscal year 2019-20, which has created a funding problem, and the PEI administration has been unable to pay the salaries of staff.

The hospital’s management has also been unable to provide medicines and surgical disposals due to the unavailability of funds. The poor patient attendants have been compelled to buy drips, drip sets, canolas, and surgical disposables from local medical stores due to the unavailability of such items in the hospital’s emergency department.

A PEI official told noted that the Sindh government has not released funds for the hospital, and the administration has been facing problems to continue quality services in these circumstances. He informed that the Sindh government owes our budget, and if this continues, the hospital will be shut down in the coming months.

Chief Executive Director, Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI), Dr Muhammad Toufiq, was not available to make any comments.

-MN Report

August 7, 2020

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