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KP hospitals facing acute shortage of anaesthetists

PESHAWAR: Despite lucrative incentives and salary packages to doctors Khyber Pakhtonkhawa, the province is facing acute shortage of anaesthetists as subject doctors are showing reluctance to apply for the post. According to Health Department KP, there are 35   sanctioned posts and 30 are lying vacant. The shortage of anaesthetists is seen in all the hospitals of the province including Lady Reading Hospital where there are 54 operation theaters and only four senior anaesthetists with ten other supporting doctors are…