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LAKKI MARWAT, 22 August: Residents of Zangi Khel area in district Lakki Marwat have alleged that a lady doctor had been running her private clinie inside the City hospital.

“I brought my wife to the City hospital for check up. The lady doctor on duty Ms Shumaila Samreen Afridi referred my wife to her private clinic, did her ultrasound and then demanded Rs10,000 for the delivery of the baby,” Waheed Ahmad, a local resident said while talking to TNN here on Monday.

Ahmad continued that due to his poor financial status, he again brought his wife to the government hospital where her wife gave birth to a baby boy during normal delivery.

The citizen registered his complaint with the medical superintendent of the hospital Dr. Ghulam Ali Khan. Later, media persons also reached the site where the lady doctor was operating her private clinic only to find a furious husband of the lady doctor, who threatened the reporters of dire consequences.

District health officer Abdul Ghaffar and EPI coordinator Dr. Hafeezullah also reached the hospital. The district health officer served notice on Dr. Shumaila Samreen Afridi for running private clinic inside a government health facility.

He constituted a three-member committee to further probe the matter and said action against the lady doctor would be taken after the committee submitted its report.