PIMS medical officers lodge complaint against department head for allegedly damaging KPI report.

ISLAMABAD -- A group of COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has come up with a complaint against the radiology department head for allegedly damaging their Key Performance Indicators (KPI) report in vengeful act.

Around four medical officers (MOs) of the radiology department have lodged a complaint with the hospital director against Head of Department (HoD) Dr. Ayesha Isani for creating hindrance regarding issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) for higher education, damaging of key performance indicators and transferring them from the department allegedly on the base on vindictiveness.

All MOs who lodged complaints against their HoD had performed duties as frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19 waves, however, had sought permission for higher education from the department head. The complaint lodged with hospital director and available with The Nation naming four MOs said that we, the medical officers working in the Radiology department, PIMS Islamabad, applied for admission in MSPH programme offered by the Health Services Academy Islamabad on the verbal permission and officially taking the leave for the test day from the head of department Dr. Ayesha Isani.

According to MOs, they got selected and informed the HOD and asked her to officially apply for the NOC from the hospital administration.

'Despite asking constantly, she was of the viewpoint that we shouldn't apply for the NOC from the hospital administration and forced us to write an application to her for the NOC and agreed to issue us a departmental 'No Objection Certificate' which we took with us to the Health Services Academy,' said complainants in application.

However, later they were informed that they had to obtain NOCs from the hospital administration, which they did along with providing departmental permission.

'After few days, our head of department got to know about our official process...

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