DUHS cuts staff salaries by 50%

KARACHI: The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) had deducted 50% of faculty members’ salaries and others due to the ongoing financial crises.

The DUHS administration has deducted the salaries of professors, associate professors, assistant professors, resident medical officers, medical officers, and others by 50%. The university’s management has also been unable to pay salaries to faculty members on time for the past two months, causing grave inconvenience for DUHS employees.

The DUHS administration has cut the salaries of more than 4,000 faculty members and others owing to financial constraints.

The faculty members of the Dow University of Health Sciences, Dow Medical College (DMC), Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases (OICD), Dow Dental College (DDC), Dow International Medical College (DIMC), Dow International Dental College (DIDC), Dow College of Pharmacy (DCOP), Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences (DIKIOHS), and other institutions have been paid reduced salaries.

Vice-Chancellor, DUHS, Prof Saeed Qureshi, said that the DUHS cannot pay the salaries of faculty members due to financial issues as the Sindh Government has not released last quarter’s budget of the fiscal year 2019-20 yet.

He said that the staff’s deducted salaries would be deposited in their accounts in the future after the provincial government releases the funds.

-MN Report

July 9, 2020

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