KP doctors end strike after successful negotiations with govt

Published May 21, 2019
Members of doctor organisations and KP government pose for a photo following their successful negotiations. — Photo by author
Members of doctor organisations and KP government pose for a photo following their successful negotiations. — Photo by author

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's doctors ended their strike on Tuesday night following successful negotiations with the provincial government, according to Rizwan Kundi — a member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Doctors Council (KPDC) and Young Doctors Association (YDA).

As part of the agreement between the doctor organisations and the government, it was decided that two committees will be formed, both Kundi and the provincial administration confirmed to DawnNewsTV.

The first committee, as per the agreement, will comprise members of the government and doctors, and would deal with proposed reforms in regional health authority (RHA) and district health authority (DHA).

The second committee, meanwhile, would conduct an inquiry into the alleged thrashing of a general surgeon at provincial health minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan and his security guards' hands last week — an incident that had triggered the strike. The committee will be led by Commissioner Peshawar.

The doctors had demanded that the health minister immediately resign from his position and a first information report (FIR) be filed against him. The doctors did not get either of their demands as part of the agreement reached on Tuesday.

It is pertinent to mention here that Inamullah, the minister, had said that he was attacked by the young doctors’ association, while a health department statement had accused the surgeon of attacking the minister at the KTH where he was scheduled to attend a meeting about policy boards of medical teaching institutions.

Opinion

Eid and money
Updated 13 May 2021

Eid and money

Why is a thing more real when you can touch, taste or feel it as opposed to something that is only experienced?
On whose side?
13 May 2021

On whose side?

Ambassadors strive to ‘well-serve’ their country.

Editorial

Eid during Covid
Updated 13 May 2021

Eid during Covid

It is indisputable that our actions now will prevent matters from becoming far worse.
13 May 2021

Foreign policy gaffes

MIXED messages, retractions and clarifications from the government have become an all-too-common occurrence when it...
13 May 2021

Zimbabwe series win

PAKISTAN’S crushing innings victories over Zimbabwe in the two Tests were a befitting end to their highly...
PM’s Saudi visit
Updated 12 May 2021

PM’s Saudi visit

It is very important that Pakistan take no step, or agree to any demand, that can have an adverse effect on national sovereignty.
12 May 2021

A new intifada?

THE situation in the occupied territories over the past few days has been incendiary, with tensions boiling over as...
Updated 12 May 2021

SOP violations

ON Monday, Sindh Police officials were given a well-deserved slap on the wrist by a judicial magistrate in Karachi...