KP govt to appoint new DG health in violation of rules

Dawn

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has decided to appoint a new director-general health services in violation of the rules according to which such postings can be made from a panel of 10 senior most people, according to sources.

“In this case, the health minister has suggested transfer of director general health and posting of a junior doctor as his placement,” they said.

Sources said that a summary sent to the chief minister proposed the transfer of incumbent DG Health Dr Mohammad Ayub Rose and appointment of Dr Arshad Ahmad Khan, presently director-general Provincial Health Services Academy (PHSA), Peshawar, as his replacement.

Dr Ayub, a BPS-20 management cadre, will report to the DG health office for further posting. The summary, if approved, would amount to violation of rules as there was a set of rules for such appointments, they said.

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