PESHAWAR – Young Doctors Association, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter, Saturday demanded of the government to ensure fulfillment of their demands of providing better healthy services at different health facilities centres and periphery units in the province.

Addressing a news conference here at Peshawar Press Club, President Young Doctors Association (YDA), Dr Alamgir said that the government should ensure proper appointment of young medical officers and increase their monthly honorary and other incentives, as per the commitment they made. He regretted that the ANP-led provincial government failed to fulfill its commitment of implementing their charter of demands, due to which unrest and anxiety is being spread among the young doctors, but practical step yet to be taken.

Flanked by the offices-bearers of YDA, Dr Alamgir said that the appointments of young doctor’s should made on permanent basis, and increase in their honorary as per commitment of the government. He also demanded to stop taking taxes from their honorary, increase health budget, house job and TMO positions, and approve the service structure for the young doctors.

The president YDA also opposed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Medical & Health Insurance and Regulation of Health Care Service Ordinance 2012, recently presented in the provincial assembly, which was not only harmful for patient, but would also suffer doctor’s form the legislation.

He asked the government to stop exploitation of doctor’s community, and demanded provision of security and legal protection to them.