Young Doctors demands implementation proposed service structure

Peshawar: Young Doctors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa demanded the provincial government to immediate implement the proposed service structure for them with any further delay, and warned to hold a protest outside house of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan in banigala, Islamabad, if their demands not fulfilled by Nov 24.

Addressing a news conference at press club here on Monday, Young Doctors Association Spokesman, Dr Siraj Lodhi, said that the provincial government and health authorities had been failed to implement the proposed service structure for junior doctors in the province, which was created greate unrest among the doctors community.

The association Spokesman criticized the provincial minister for health over non-serious attitude towards fulfilling of their demands of young doctors. He said the due to lack facilities at major teaching hospitals, poor patients were being suffered, but the health authorities were not taking serious steps to overcome with deficiency of doctors and provision of other health facilities .

Regarding the merging of Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) into Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC), Dr Siraj Lodhi said that the move was disastrous for sub-specialty, and damaged the functioning of PGMI. Under the present circumstances, he expressed fear that the KP health sector would face deficiency in sub-specialty in future.

Accompanied by Dr Rizwanullah Kundi, Dr Ghaffar Shah, Dr Zain Khan, and others, the association spokesman said the provincial government adhocism policy, is spoiling the health sector, as it was reluctant to make induction of doctors at various teaching hospitals on permanent basis.

He demanded the authorities to induct doctors on regular basis through public service comissin. He also alleged the appointments of doctors, had also been made on nepotism and favoritism basis. About the progress of inquiry into measles scam, Dr Siraj said the government had failed to conclude the investigation into measles inquiry, and yet not reinstated eight deposed doctors in the case, including three senior-most doctors, medical officer, and TMOs.

The young doctors urged the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Irman Khan, and Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Health Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai, to resolve their legitimate demands on priority basis, to bring improvement in the existing health system in the province. Otherwise, they would compel to march to Islamabad to stage protest outside house of PTI chief in Banigala.

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