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Two doctors from Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar resign under protest


Spokesperson for Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar announced that two of their doctors have resigned in the backdrop of coronavirus, ARY News reported on Friday.

The spokesperson said that the healthcare professionals lied to the people about coronavirus and tried leading them astray about its implications and available resources at the facility.

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The matter arose on non-availability of beds for quarantined isolation of patients along with other growing pains and lack of resources that the healthcare facility deals with.

Senior doctor and professor Ayesha Mufti, one of the healthcare practitioner who has tendered her resignation has claimed that the healthcare facility is not equipped to tackle the influx of coronavirus patients.

She also said that the the hospital is working with minimal staff and resources whereas only six medical consultants are looking after the operations at the hospital’s Intensive Care Units (ICUs).

Hospital authorities have said that they are as yet embroiled in a dialogue with the lady doctor and are hopeful to make some positive headway.

Earlier on May 10, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan approved establishment of a 500-bed emergency hospital in Peshawar to deal with a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus positive patients.

Read More: KP CM approves 500-bed hospital to cope with influx of Covid-19 patients

This was revealed by Finance and Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra in a twee.

“In every crisis, an opportunity. Today, we can build on what PTI’s work of the last few years, & take KP’s healthcare system to the next level. The CM has approved a 500-bed emergency hospital in Peshawar, where cases are greatest, to deal with the surge capacity for Covid-19,” he tweeted.


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