It is really tiresome to find a doctor at a basic health unit. But, nutrition supervisors are always found there; vigilent enough to carry out the business of BHU. Their story is a bit bitter but true. The minimum qualification for the said post was set as Master's degree. M.Phil degree holders were also present among the inductiees.
They are involved in every sort of Governmental schemes at District and Provincial levels. Whether it is the issue of polio eradication or measles campaign, they are found leading from the front. If it is the case of EPI, MCHA or IRMNCH, they are always found on their toes. Supreme irony indeed that even wheat procurement is also assigned to them, which is none of their concern.
They are the last ray of hope in remote areas. SH and NS organise monthly eye checkup camps. They have pushed the whole standard to a next level. Poor and illiterates are being given maximum first aid at their door steps. Timely diagnosis has proved to be a key factor in raising the lifestyle of locals.
And in the end, what is reward of this industrious and conscientious approach? The ever hanging sword of ending contract! They are made to undergo painful process of extension even after serving for more than 10 years with their sweat and blood.
Why the so-called legislators and champions of democracy are not made to undergo NTS exam? If they are not capable enough to cope with that competetion. Then, atleast facilitate those who are proficient enough to face these hurdles. I humbly request CM Punjab to make the nutrition supervisors permanent so that they could perform well with increasing enthusiasm rather than apprehension and agitation.
Abjection is above all ambiguity. Because while releasing a hold, it does not radically cut off the subject from what threatens it- on the contrary, abjection acknowledges it to be in perpetual danger. The nutrition supervisors are in a state of abjection due to our political attitude. And the circumstances become horrible when external forces exploit their abjected minds. They are being made to undergo this lethal process because of not having MBBS degree. Abjection is the triggering point of seperation. Therefore, give them their legit rights and turn down this air of discrimination with an iron hand.