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Health Risk Allowance all set to release for the COVID-19 front-line fighters

By Dr DH Rathi

Karachi: The government of the Sindh finance department recently released the much-awaited Health Risk Allowance for the Health Personnel who are fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The notification released by the Secretary to Government of Sindh, Habib-ul-Islam said, “In continuation of this department order of even number dated 2-6-2020, and with the approval of Competent Authority (i.e. Chief Minister Sindh), the Government of Sindh has been please to allot Health Risk -Allowance to the remaining Health Personnel with effect from 01-07-2020,  till subsiding of Coronavirus Pandemic.”

The notification stated different allowances for the respective Basic Pay Scale employees.

S. No.

Basic Pay Scale Health Risk Allowance (Per month)
1. BPS-01 to 16 17,000
2. BPS-17 & above 35,000
3. PG Student (PGs) 15,000
4. House Job Officer (HOs) 10,000
5. Nursing Students

5,500

The issue of the notification was a breath of relief for the doctors and paramedics staff who were working tirelessly as the front line fighters against COVID-19.

Earlier, a meeting of the newly unanimous elected body of PMA Sindh was held with Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Minister Health Sindh after which the alleged notification was released.

-MN Report

July 11, 2020

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