KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak. - A file photo

PESHAWAR, 6 November: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has offered incentives to doctors and other medical staff performing duties in far flung areas of the province.

Decision to this effect was taken during a meeting at the Chief Minister Secretariat on Thursday. The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak was attended by the officials of the Health Department.

The chief minister was told during the meeting that a number of posts for doctors and other medical staff were lying vacant in hospitals of the far flung areas due to which patients are facing difficulties. Mr Khattak directed the Health and Finance departments to prepare a package under which the salaries of doctors and other staff performing duties in the hospitals of far flung areas will be tripled and they will also get other incentives.

The chief minister said the doctors and other staff appointed in these hospitals will not be transferred to other places and they will be provided permanent residences at their station of duty. Mr Khattak also directed filling of over 4,000 vacancies in the Health Department.

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