KP doctors continue strike against doctor’s torture for 3rd day

PESHAWAR: Despite threat of action by the provincial government, the doctors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa continued their strike against torture of an associate professor by health minister and his guards for third consecutive day across the province.
On the call of doctors council, the doctors have boycotted the OPDs, which created difficulties for the patients. The protesting doctors are demanding resignations of the health minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan, who had alleged tortured Associate professor Dr Zaiuddin Afridi at KTH.
The government has also offered talks to the protesting doctors, but they are demanding resignation of the provincial health minister.
Earlier, addressing a press conference, provincial information minister Shaukat Yousafzai had 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.

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