18 nurses get jobs thru' fake PPSC letters.

LAHORE -- The Punjab Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department has unearthed a scam of posting of nurses on the fake Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) recommendation letters allegedly prepared and entertained by a network of officials within the department and hospitals.

The department has initially identified that 18 charge nurses (BPS-16) serving at the Kot Khwaja Saeed Hospital and the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) for the last four years were never recommended by the PPSC nor were their appointment orders uploaded on the department's web portal.

The nurses, whose appointments orders were found fraudulent, are: Humaira, Sadia Asghar, Farzana Akhtar, Rida Fatima, Irum Mukhtar, Ireen Feroz, Madiha Akram, Mehwish, Hafiza Faryal, Nazra Javed, Rubina Jamil, Sumbal Batool, Shafqat, Humaira Rani and Farhana Ali serving at the Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital as well as Faiza Falak Sher, Zahida Parveen and Sadia Rasheed serving at the PIC.

The department has recommended termination of all the 18 charge nurses after issuing them show-cause notices. It also suggests recovery of government money/salaries from the beneficiaries and officials involved in the fraudulent appointments.

Health dept plans audit of all nurses

The specialised healthcare department has sent a reference to the Anti-Corruption Establishment to register an FIR against all those involved and launch criminal proceedings against the nurses and officials. It has sought a probe into more such appointments in all specialised and primary healthcare departments' hospitals in the province.

The department has plans to conduct a detailed audit of the charge...

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