PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Health Doctors Association (KP-HDA) has demanded of the provincial government to regularise services of contractual doctors working at basic health units in various districts.

The demand was made by KPHDA Swabi President Dr Naeem while addressing a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Thursday. He said the contractual doctors have been serving in more than 19 districts of the province since 2007 but they were neither regularised nor extending incentives like other doctors of the province.   

Despite serious threats to their lives, he said, the doctors took active part in anti-measles and anti-polio drive in all the districts.  He said Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Health Minister Shahram Tarakai and Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Asad Qaiser had given assurance to the members of the association in last meeting that the services of all contract doctors working at BHUs across the province would be regularised.

Accompanied by KPHDA Provincial President Dr Riaz and offices-bearers from Nowshera and Mardan, Dr Naeem said that the non-serious attitude of the government towards doctors' demand was creating great unrest among health practitioners.

He demanded of Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Health Minister Shahram Tarakai and officials of health department to regularise services of the contract doctors working at BHUs across the province.