KP CM appeals to doctors to end strike

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan has appealed to Doctors Council for ending the strike in the province’s hospitals and invited the protesting doctors for talks.
According to reports, the chief minister contacted the Doctors Council and appealed to doctors to end the strike in the best interests of the people of the province. He invited the council leaders for talks on May 21. The doctors are protesting against torture of a senior doctor by provincial health minister and his gaurds.
Earlier, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai had said that outdoor patient departments of all government hospitals will resume functioning across the province from tomorrow.
Addressing a news conference in Peshawar on Friday afternoon, he said it is responsibility of the government to provide protection to the doctors performing their duty.
The Information Minister said strict action will be taken against doctors damaging state installations.

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