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May 15, 2019

Doctors flay move to set up health authorities


May 15, 2019

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Doctors’ Council (KPDC) on Tuesday criticised the government’s move to set up District Health Authority (DHA) and Regional Health Authority (RHA).

Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club, Dr Rizwan Kundi and others said that they would boycott duties and not perform duties during the anti-polio drives.

He said that the government was using revengeful tactics by transferring them to far-flung areas instead of resolving their issues.

Dr Rizwan Kundi said that even after the agreements with health minister on key issues against the privatisation of government-run hospitals and introducing new health law, the government was now using delaying tactics.

The government had prepared health recommendations draft, he said, adding, “But for unknown reasons, they are not sharing the draft points with the media and doctor community which was beyond understandings.”

“After damaging other institutions in the country, the government is trying to deprive the poor masses of the basic health facilities,” he claimed.

They criticised the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for paving the way to privatise the government-run hospitals which, they said, would be against the interest of the poor people.

Police say 4 robbers arrested

The local police on Tuesday arrested four alleged robbers and recovered 11 motorbikes from them.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Cantonment Wasim Riaz told reporters that police arrested four members of a robbers gang involved in snatching motorbikes from different parts of the city.

They were identified as Sobat Khan of Ganj, Mohammad Ali of Jala Bela, Atif of Shaheen Muslim Town and Nawaz of Sheikh Muhammadi. Eight bikes were recovered by the East Cantonment police during an action by SHO Taimur Salim. The official said 11 motorbikes, two pistols and one AK-47 were recovered from the custody.

IGP honours PhD scholar constable

Inspector General of Police Muhammad Naeem Khan has said that highly qualified and talented jawans in the police force would be encouraged to enable them to bring more laurels for the force and the country.

The IGP on Tuesday awarded Constable Muhammad Tahir, who is a PhD scholar and has completed his research from the Shanghai Zeioteng University in China in Bioinformatics.

Tahir has also written a book ‘Forensic Serology’ and drafted standing operating procedures in serology for Forensic Science Laboratory.

He has also contributed different research papers and is conversant with modern forensic research.

The IGP praised Dr Muhammad Tahir and termed him an asset to the police force.

The police chief said capabilities of Dr Muhammad Tahir would be utilised and he would be provided with every opportunity to contribute for the police force. The IGP awarded Tahir with a cash prize of Rs 10,000.

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