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Doctors’ mafia impeding hospital development in KP: Imran Khan

Peshawar: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that mafia of a few doctors is holding back the development process in hospitals of Khuber Pakhtunkhuwa (KP), Waqt News reported. He was addressing a press conference in Peshawar.“The governmental system is old and rotten, which is why hospitals cannot be run under it, “he said. “To tackle the issue we have established a Board of Governor just like Shaukat Khanum Hospital to handle the hospitals’ system in KP,” he told the press.The PTI chief further stated that our government has passed this act in January 2015 but the doctors’ mafia has acquired a stay order on the act. “They did this because they want to keep running their private businesses,” he pointed out.Khan further stated that the provincial government conducted a survey in hospitals and found that most of the doctors do not complete their duty of six hours in government hospitals. “33% work for five hours, 27% work for four hours, 22% for three hours, 17% for two hours, and 7% work for one hour every day,” he told the media. “Almost 100 million patients come to hospitals in KP annually. How can doctors with these timings treat them?” he asked.While explaining the future strategy, Khan said the government will fight against the mafia to the finish. He added that the government would publish the names of these doctors in newspapers and will conduct demonstrations outside their residences. “I want to tell them that we will fight and we will win,” he told the doctors.PTI chairman also pointed out that in KP power is being distributed to people through local body elections. “Pakistan is lagging behind because the previous rulers, both dictators and democratic dictators kept the power in their hands,” he stated.

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