Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar approved free treatment of common patients in the emergency of social security hospitals along with industrial workers and further directed to work-out the feasible recommendations for the treatment of common patients in indoor and outdoor of such hospitals.
He issued these directions while presiding over a meeting at his office on Monday. Law Minister Raja Basharat, Labour Minister Ansar Majeed Niazi, secretary labour and others attended the meeting.
The CM allowed necessary amendments in the relevant rules adding that labor workers will also be given Insaf Sehat cards. He gave in-principle approval to scrap factories’ inspection and directed the labor department to submit recommendations for the introduction of inspector- less regime as well as the self-assessment scheme. The meeting also decided to issue an ordinance concerning the companies profits (workers participation) amendment bill. The future appointments of labor inspectors will be performance-based and the rights of the laborers will be ensured while promoting the best relationship between an employer and employees, concluded the chief minister.