The Health Ministry of Pakistan declines the rumors of appointing army officials to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital, Islamabad.
There were speculations going on social media that the army officers had to run the PIMS Hospital. The National Health Services Ministry refused the ongoing rumors on official Twitter X.
Health Ministry spokesperson confirmed heads of the major hospitals in Islamabad will be appointed in accordance with rules and regulations. In this regard, the prevailing procedure will be strictly followed and the instructions have been issued to the administration.
Health Ministry advises people not to heed false news
The spokesperson of the Ministry of Health said the Federal Minister of Health chaired a meeting and made this decision on August 25, 2023. The government has the determination to strictly adhere to transparency and merit in the recruitment procedure. He advised people not to pay attention to unconfirmed reports or assumptions on social media.
There were rumors that the federal health ministry wanted to introduce reforms in the two hospitals. So, it wrote a letter to the defense ministry to nominate the best officers from the Pakistan Army Medical Corps for them.
Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) responded aggressively to the alleged written letter. PMA called a meeting yesterday to condemn a letter written by the federal health ministry. According to this letter, military officials had to appoint heads of federal hospitals. PMA vowed to resist this appointment.
Afterward, the Health Ministry declines rumors of appointing army officials to PIMS and other hospitals in Islamabad. Health Ministry spokesperson urged people not to pay attention to unverified information on social media. And federal ministry will appoint health officials following merit and rules.
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