DHQ Doctors Boycott OPDs, MS Denies Allegations


Ashrafuddin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL: Grand Health Alliance Landikotal including doctors, paramedics and nurses on Monday staged a protest rally against the district headquarters hospital Medical Superintendent(MS) and observed a boycott from Out Patients Departments(OPDs).

The protest was led by Dr., Owais Shinwari, Dr., Fahim Afridi, paramedics president Mujeeb Afridi and class-IV employees chairman Khayalmadar Shinwari.

Speaking on the occasion doctors and paramedics accused medical superintendent Dr Jamshid Sherani that he was the king of corruption and swallowing millions of rupees.

The health staff said they would not perform their job until MS Jamshid Sherani was removed from DHQ hospital in Landikotal.

Dr., Owais said that medical superintendent Dr., Sherani was involved in corruption and made millions of black money. He accused Dr Jamshid Sherani had taking money from various health staff for releasing their salaries. He said several pieces of equipment went outdated as it could not be used in the past so many years.
Dr., Owais demanded that the government make all the inquiries public conducted against MS Jamshid Sherani and dismiss him from service. He said their strike would be continued till the suspension of of MS headquarters hospital.

Meanwhile, hundreds of patients who did not get consulted by doctors who visited the hospital suffered. Residents and patients appealed to the high-ups to resolve the tussle between MS Dr Sherani and the rest of the hospital staff suffering poor patients in the hospital.

Doctors said MS Jamshid Sherani had failed to deliver and was responsible for the poor health provision of the hospital.
When contacted DHQ medical superintendent Dr, Jamshid Sherani said he was on a day train in Peshawar and the protest was arranged in his absence. He said if he was involved in corruption the evidence should be produced to anti-corruption, NAB and another concerned department against him. He said more than 12,00 patients suffered due to the strike today(Monday). He said salaries would be deducted from those stand responsible for making disturbances in the hospital.

Dr Jamshid Sherani said he had formally informed the health department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for departmental necessary action against those who violated service rules and conducted strikes. He said a group of mafia tried to defame the hospital administration. He said soon he would also file a defamation case against the doctors, and health staff involved in making hurdles for hospital administration.