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Army officers to head PIMS, Polyclinic

11:53 AM | 30 Oct, 2023
Army officers to head PIMS, Polyclinic
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ISLAMABAD – Serving officers of the Pakistan Army Medical Corps will take top vacancies at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Federal Government Polyclinic, a move that raised questions and even prompted a clarification from Ministry of National Health Services.

Media reports suggest that a letter was sent from National Health Services Ministry to the Defence Ministry, as leadership roles at PIMS and FGPC were vacant in wake of lack of eligible officers.

The letter stated ‘In order to ensure effective healthcare service delivery to the public at large in Islamabad, it has been desired to fill the posts on secondment basis from Pakistan Army Medical Corps as an interim arrangement’.

It further maintained ‘It is, therefore, requested to convey the availability of qualified and capable hospital managers of equivalent grade i.e. BS-21 from Pakistan Army Medical Corps for posting as ED Pims and FGPC (BS-21) on deputation basis for a period of three years’.

As the development made headlines and had everyone talking, a National Health Services spokesperson shared a clarification, saying they wanted to introduce reforms in two state run hospitals and the letter had been written to the defence ministry so for finest officers from the Pakistan Army Medical Corps.

The spokesperson said under the guidance of Army Medical Corps officers, the administrative affairs of the hospitals could be run in an improved way.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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