KP MPAs express concern over shortage of doctors and medical staff in public sector hospitals
Jamiat Ulema-Islam Fazl's (JUI-F) Mian Nisar Gul also stated that district Karak is facing a shortage of 149 paramedics, 43 nurses, and 132 doctors.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is facing a shortage of medical staff and doctors. During a session of the provincial assembly, multiple MPAs expressed concern over the shortage of doctors in public sector hospitals.
On the floor of the house, it was also discussed that multiple positions in the medical sector remain vacant in areas like Kohistan, Karak, Tank, Dir, and Chitral. Similarly, in Tank, 70 out of 120 seats for doctors are vacant, along with 38 positions of paramedics and 22 nurses.
Jamiat Ulema-Islam Fazl’s (JUI-F) Mian Nisar Gul also stated that district Karak is facing a shortage of 149 paramedics, 43 nurses, and 132 doctors. Awami National Party’s (ANP), Shagufta Malik added that female patients in Hangu are facing multiple problems because of this.
KP’s Minister for Health, Taimur Salim Jhagra agreed with MPAs and said that doctors do not want to work in remote areas, which is creating a shortage. He further added that doctors who were posted there pushed for transfers in urban areas, and said that the government is working to make the transfer system more transparent to ensure the presence of medical staff in remote areas.
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