CM Punjab’s COVID Fund will be used for vaccines procurement

Sudhir Chaudhary

03rd Feb, 2021. 11:43 pm

The Chief Minister’s Covid Fund will be used for vaccine procurement while the decision of vaccinated to the government employees or only deserving people would be made in the light of the recommendations of the finance and health departments.

Further, the increase in the incentives of the doctors and other staff of the Specialized Healthcare Department would be made in accordance with the individual performance. The condition of performance-based additional incentives to improve service delivery will be gradually extended to all social sector entities. Three new service centers will be set up in three more districts in the ongoing financial year under the Punjab Information Technology Board. In the new financial year, the board will ensure the presence of service centers in each district. Further, Allama Muhammad Iqbal Wall will be constructed in Iqbal Park. The department should ensure the protection of the importance of cultural heritage during the renovation of historic buildings and gardens.

These views were expressed by Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Javan Bakht presiding over the 52nd meeting of the Cabinet Standing Committee on Finance and Development at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat here on Wednesday.

The provincial minister directed the health department to provide doctors and medical staff in hospitals. Develop a strategy for consulting consultants from the private sector to evaluate performance. He instructed increasing reliance on non-human resources to monitor performance. He believed that individual performance reports will create opportunities for correction of negligence.

More than 12 recommendations were made by various departments in the meeting. Funds for payment of salaries of daily wage employees of Vocational Training Centers and a grant-in-aid for bone transplant for Lahore High Court Judge Shakeel-ur-Rehman have been approved.

The meeting approved the appointments for the recruitment of food grains inspectors and supervisors by the food department.

The provincial minister directed the finance secretary to review the legal issues for bringing the distribution of aid among the beneficiaries under the Zakat and Ushr department under the Punjab Social Protection Authority.

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