Sindh govt allows risk allowance to health professionals.

 
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KARACHI -- The Sindh government on Thursday allowed 'Health Risk Allowance' to the remaining health professionals with effect from July 01 till subsiding of coronavirus.

According to an order here, the allowance has been allowed after the approval from the competent authority: the Sindh chief minister. They will be paid according to their levels of basic pay scale structure.

The health allowance has been allowed to health professionals included BPS 01-16 (Rs.17,000), BPS 17-and above (Rs.35,000), PG students (Rs.15,000), house job officers (Rs.10,000) and nursing students (Rs.5,500).

A summary of the allowance recommendations was sent to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah by the health department in June. It was approved on Thursday. In April, the Sindh government had deducted 10% from the salaries of doctors, paramedics and supporting staff for the provincial Coronavirus Emergency Fund. The decision was reversed in May after protests by various doctors' associations.

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