One must acknowledge the fact that no health sector is complete without paramedical staff but today in Pakistan, almost 80,000 paramedics are uncertain about their future for the reason that there is no existence of any promotion channel or services structure Within the country. Unfortunately, the paramedical staff especially the radiographer, the dental technicians, laboratory technicians that are one of the most significant feature are considered as third pillar of health sector.
It is demanded by Secretary General of “All Pakistan Paramedical Staff Federation” Shahid Jan Khattak to sympathetically glance at the problems of this sector. Paramedics’ staff conducts their responsibilities and look after their assignments in the condition that have great risks to their lives. The Prime Minister Yosuf Raza Gillani and Health minister Sherry Rehamn have been asked to assist this sector. Number of laboratory technician shave previously suffered from diseases like cancer, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis but never were granted allowances that is given to doctors and nurses.
The Secretary General of “APPSF” said that most of their staff was working on the same pay scale on which they had been appointed 20- 30 years before since the creation of Pakistan. It was then, when a dispenser, technicians and nurses were appointed in the pay scale of BPS-5 together. Later in 1975 nurses were granted BPS-7, in 1982 they were promoted to BPS-9, in 1983 they were allowed to BPS-14 and now they work on BPS-14 pay scales. Not only this but a proper channel of further promotions has been made for them thus they can be promoted to BPS-20 and they can too have their directorate, nursing board and nursing council.