Doctors boycott OPDs after brawl with health minister in Peshawar

May 16, 2019

PESHAWAR: The doctors on Wednesday announced to boycott outpatient departments (OPDs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) after a brawl between KP Health Minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan, Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH)’s Board of Governors (BoG) Chairman Dr Nausherwan Khan Burki and doctors at the KTH.

According to details, Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan and Dr Nausherwan Khan Burki visited the hospital meanwhile the doctors raised protest to get their demands fulfilled. The protest turned into a duel. The doctors accused the health minister of torture as one of their colleagues was allegedly injured.  KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan took notice of the incident and summoned report after ordering an immediate inquiry. The CM has further directed to take strict action against the responsible persons.

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