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.

KP MPAs express concern over shortage of doctors and medical staff in public sector hospitals

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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  • Doctors in public sector air paid equivalent to sanitary workers and remain on call 24/7. Workload is extremely high. I am witness to an SHO scolding MS of a THQ like his subordinate kaka shapahi. Local “ kharpainch” in small towns and bureaucracy interfere in doctor’s work. No respect overall……they find a better future overseas. Hence you produce doctors and lose them to UAE, Saudia, UK and USA. What a pity! Put premium on these essential workers otherwise things will get worse. I have observed that Pakistanis the kind of people they are behave the same way with doctors in other countries, only to be told to behave or see someone else. On the contrary, I must say, Indians, B’deshi, Srilankans etc are very well behaved.


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