Khyber Pakhtunkhwa doctors Council (KPDC) introduced on Wednesday a province-huge strike in all hospitals and private clinics after the police failed to sign in a primary records report (FIR) against the provincial fitness minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan and his safety guards for allegedly thrashing an assistant professor at the surgical ward.
"we are able to maintain the strike till police register FIR in opposition to the health minister and his guards," Dr Siraj, a member of the KPDC, instructed News. He added that the decision became taken with the aid of the body during a meeting held in advance today.
"All doctors are at the same web page [on this matter] and demand a fair inquiry," he said.
the day prior to this, the doctors on the Khyber teaching sanatorium (KTH) known as a strike after Dr Ziauddin Afridi, an assistant professor, become allegedly overwhelmed via Hisham's guards. The medical doctors suspended services at all degrees in protest and additionally blocked traffic on college avenue close to town police station. In the course of the protest, five doctors went inside the police station to inn an FIR against the health minister however have been physically assaulted, KPDC individuals stated.
The doctors' frame has warned that if the police fail to register an FIR of the incident through Thursday, doctors will now not attend outpatient clinics and emergency offerings may be shut down as well.
The episode commenced on Tuesday while Dr Afridi gatecrashed a assembly being chaired by means of Prof Nausherwan Burki, who's a close relative of high Minister Imran Khan. The physician tried to percentage his grievances in opposition to the management for now not selling him to the location of accomplice professor at Khyber medical university. However, all of a unexpected he threw eggs at Prof Burki and become eventually taken out of the conference via police.
An hour later, the provincial health minister arrived on the hospital and held a meeting with the management reportedly at the request of Prof Burki, who has been coming to Pakistan from the us every month to carry reforms in the health quarter considering the fact that 2013.
Dr Hisham then met the health practitioner and the two exchanged warm phrases and physical bouts and kicks. The fitness minister's guards right away came into movement and beat up the general practitioner, who become then taken to the running theatre for head and neck injuries.
An FIR was lodged in opposition to Dr Afridi and 3 others for throwing eggs at Dr Burki; but, up to now no action has been taken in opposition to Dr Hisham. The fitness minister has maintained that he acted in "self defence". In a press convention, Dr Hisham stated that he had gone to the hospital to apologise to Dr Burki and had faced Dr Afridi for his actions. He alleged that Dr Afridi had a "sharp object" in his hands which brought on the health minister's guards to bodily assault the KTH assistant professor.
Dr Afridi, however, stated that Dr Hisham had used abusive language and ordered his guards to conquer the medical professional.
meanwhile, the leader minister took notice of the incident and ordered inquiry. Health center management later banned Dr Afridi from coming into the Khyber medical university.