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PESHAWAR, 18 August: Young doctors working in the major public sector hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have put up another list of demands to the provincial government and threatened to come on road again if their demands were not met in a two-week time.

Dr. Syed Ghaffar Shah, president of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) while addressing a news conference on Thursday here said the provincial government had pledged to provide health professional allowance to doctors working in Medical and Teaching Institutes (MTIs) of province but the pledge could not be materialized.

“Doctors and other staff in eight MTIs in the province are not getting the health professional allowance. The government had given us assurance but so far no mechanism had been put in place,” he said.

He further demanded that those doctors, who were suspended in following inquiry of transgender Alisha death case, should immediately be restored. He also demanded of the government to beef up security in government hospitals so that doctors and other staff could perform duties in peaceful environment.

The doctors threatened to start a protest movement if their demands were not met within two weeks.