PESHAWAR - Leaders of Azad Doctors Association (ADA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter, have demanded of the provincial government to increase medical officers (MOs) seats and adjust the remaining 761 doctors who have cleared interview.

Addressing a news conference Wednesday here at press club, Dr. Kamran Asghar, ADA press secretary said that the Public Service Commission (PSC) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had done screening test for the medical officer posts, but still a large number of doctors were waiting for reply from the commission office.

He informed that in the written test about 4000 candidates appeared, in which 2300 applicants qualified whereas only 1200 candidates cleared interview and despite that the PSC administration have appointed only 439 candidates.

Flanked by other young doctors, Dr Kamran further said that they had met with provincial Health Minister in this regard who assured them that government would increase seats of medical officers for the remaining qualified doctors but still no action had been taken to resolve the issue of the doctor community.

They demanded of the provincial government to make the selection process of PSC fair and ensure appoint of all the qualified doctors on adhock basis and gradually regularize them.

They also threatened if their demands were not accepted within four days then they would set-up a token hunger strike camp and even to besiege Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister House.