KP doctors continue province wide strike against doctor’s torture


PESHAWAR: The doctors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa continued their strike against torture of an associate professor by health minister and his guards in Khyber Teaching Hospital.
On the call of doctors council, the doctors have boycotted the OPDs across the province, which created difficulties for the patients. The doctors are demanding resignations of the health minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan, who had alleged tortured Associate professor Dr Zaiuddin Afridi at KTH.
Meanwhile, addressing a press conference, provincial information minister Shaukat Yousafzai said that the PTI government has accepted many demands of the doctors during last five years. He said that the people are suffering due to protest of the doctors. He said that the provincial government had increased their salaries, allowances and posts of senior doctors.
The minister said that the provincial government has recruited 5000 doctors during last five years. However, he regretted, the government never received positive response from the doctors. He said that the provincial government wanted the people to know about the steps so far taken by the government. He said that if the doctors did not end strike by today’s evening, then the government would take action against the striking doctors.
Meanwhile, the hospital administration has formed four member inquiry committee for investigation into the incident.


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