KKH blocked to protest shortage of staff at hospital

February 23,2019

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MANSEHRA: The people of Lower Kohistan on Friday blocked the Karakoram Highway (KKH) to vehicular traffic in protest against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department, which according to them couldn’t appoint doctors and paramedical staff at the sole hospital in the district.

The protesters staged a sit-in on the Karakoram Highway at Pattan, the district headquarters of Lower Kohistan, to block it to traffic. It caused inconvenience to commuters travelling between Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government claims to overhaul the Health Department but the civil hospital, which was upgraded as the District Headquarters Hospital two years ago, is still without doctors and other medical staff,” Maulana Abdul Wadood said while addressing the protesters.

He said the district lacked medical facilities and patients, especially pregnant women died on way to the hospitals.


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