PTI chairman Imran Khan. - A file photo

PESHAWAR, 4 November: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday that some doctors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are opposing reforms in the hospitals for personal interests.

Addressing a press conference at the Chief Minister’s House in Peshawar on Tuesday, the PTI chief said the KP government has decided to establish boards of governors at every hospital to end political interference in the administrative affairs. He said the boards of governors will improve the healthcare system at the hospitals and will ensure presence of doctors on their duties.

Mr Khan said about 10 million patients visit the government hospitals of KP every year but they could not get proper treatment due to absence of doctors from duty. He said the doctors who often remain absent from duties have initiated a campaign against the autonomy of the hospitals which will be foiled. He asked all such doctors to end this practice otherwise their names will be published in newspapers.

“Under the old system, the doctors always remained busy in making their transfers to their favourite spots. The previous governments used to receive bribes for these transfers,” Mr Khan said, adding that the PTI-led KP government has now changed this system.

“Now some doctors have received a stay order from courts against this process. We will fight the case and also will publish the names of opposing doctors in the press,” he said.


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