PESHAWAR  - The Provincial Doctors Association has rejected the KPK government proposed draft regarding their service structure and urged the government to consult the community.

Addressing a news conference at press club here on Wednesday, Provincial Doctors Association (PDA) President Dr Shahsawar said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had constituted a committee to get recommendations to make a comprehensive service structure for doctors' community in the province. But, he said the committee only worked on previous service structure of 4-tier formula.

The community, he said, demands for a time-scale and professional scale under the new service structure, which was ignored in the proposed draft. He said that Trainee Medical Officer (TMOs) had only given input in preparation of a drafted service structure.

Dr Shahsawar said the proposed draft would create further difficulties for doctors community rather to resolve their issues. Despite the fact, he said the draft has been finalised without making consultation from doctor's community and real stakeholders and it was also sent to provincial finance department for approval. "We will not accept any such draft prepared by TMOs," he added. He said the government should take those steps, which would prove beneficial for provision of better healthcare services to the people.

He also opposed the strike call from certain junior doctors, which according to him, an illogical step on this stage. He clarified the PDA will not be supported any strike, through which few people want to take benefits at cost of people, affecting in recent surge of terrorism attacks in the province. The association demanded the government to formulate a proper service structure for the community in consultation with doctors.