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Deduction from salaries: Lady health workers to boycott anti-polio drive

Deduction from salaries: Lady health workers to boycott anti-polio drive
March 12, 2018

LAKKI MARWAT, 12 March: Lady Health Workers (LHWs) on Monday staged a protest demonstration here against what they called the indifferent attitude of their lady officer and announced to boycott the anti-polio immunization campaign.

Clad in traditional shuttlecock burqa, the lady protesters were holding placards inscribed with slogans against the chairperson of the local union council polio upgradation, Rasheeda Ali.

The protesters alleged that the lady officer had been demanding bribes and kickbacks from them and forcing them to pay part of their stipends to her. They further alleged that Rasheeda usually threatened them to making sacking them from job if they did not grease her palm.

The protesting LHWs appealed to the higher authorities to take notice of the situation and announced to boycott the anti-polio drive till the transfer of the lady officer.

Meanwhile, deputy commissioner and focal person of anti-polio program Dr. Yousaf Shah confirmed that deductions are made from the salaries of the LHWs, saying since they had not been performing duties properly, their salaries are deducted on the recommendations of the district health officer.

The concerned lady officer Rasheeda Ali couldn’t be reached despite several attempts by the TNN.


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