YDA KPK News – A delegation of Provincial Doctors Association led by Chairman Dr. Zubair Zahir and General Secretary Dr. Alamgir called on Health Secretary Mr. Tahir Orakzai.

The delegation included senior doctors as well as presidents of all the hospitals in the province.

The delegation welcomed the Health Secretary to the Health Department and assured him of the steps being taken to improve the health system.

The Provincial Doctors Association has made the following suggestions for improving and reforming the health system, better treatment of patients and solutions to the problems facing the medical community.

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Dr. Fazal Manan, President of Hayatabad Medical Complex and Focal Person of Induction, discussed this in detail and offered suggestions for resolving this issue. Health Secretary Mr. Tahir Orakzai assured the delegation that he would take up the issue with the government and PGMI and resolves the issue on priority basis.

Furthermore, the PDA will follow up on this issue on a regular basis and will once again play a key role in resolving the issue of induction of junior doctors as per its tradition.


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Dr. Fazal Manan pointed out the shortcomings in the Health Facility Card, how the State Life Insurance Company misuses it and exploits the doctors. There is no system for check and balance. Further doctors’ fees are very low and registration has been given to substandard health centers which provide substandard medicines and facilities. The Health Secretary assured that the matter would be taken up with the authorities soon and further assistance would be sought from the PD in this regard.

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Dr. Rizwan Rojput and Dr. Saleem Khan apprised the Health Secretary on the issue and the unrest and uncertainty in the doctors’ community. The Health Secretary at the same time directed the concerned officer to start work on this issue and call for the list of qualified doctors in the forthcoming PSB meeting.

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Dr. Moazzam President Hazara Division discussed the issues of new construction of DHQ Abbottabad. With this, he considered the professional tax deduction in Hazara and requested to take steps for the refund of the people whose salaries were deducted during Karuna. While Dr. Zia Qamar discussed the inclusion of doctors of Ayub Medical Complex in Category B, the Health Secretary assured to resolve all these issues.

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Dr. Yasir, Secretary Finance, called for early implementation of the Security Bill. It has been a year since the bill was passed but it has not been implemented yet.

He further suggested making the procedure of transfer and posting of doctors easier and more efficient which was appreciated by the Health Secretary and soon effective procedures and committees will be formed for this purpose.

Victimization of DHA / RHA and doctors:

Dr. Zubair, Chairman, DHA / RHA, argued on the victimization of doctors and clarified in no uncertain terms that no change is acceptable without gaining the confidence of the doctors community. The Health Secretary assured that committees would be formed to resolve all the grievances of the doctors and health workers and they would be taken into confidence regarding any policy.

In addition, appointments for the posts of Dental Surgeons, Corona Allowance, Martyrs Package, Permanent Ad Hoc Doctors, Recruitment of Staff for Evening OPDs in DHQs, Rehabilitation and Up gradation of FATA Hospitals.

The Health Secretary appreciated the efforts of PDA and assured that all the recommendations and complaints would be resolved at the earliest.

The meeting ended with good words and thanks.

YDA KPK News – Spokesperson Provincial Doctors Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa