Published On: Mon, Dec 23rd, 2013
Published in Category: Peshawar

KP govt suspends 500 doctors appointed in abroad

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PESHAWAR: Health department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) while blocking the salaries of 500 doctors appointed outside the countries has issued their showcase notices of suspension.

Sources from health department said, it has been revealed during reforms in the department by the Chief Minister (CM) KP that more than 500 doctors of province appointed in government hospitals are taking salaries and allowances by sitting outside the country.

These doctors are getting privileges for last 5 years and till now they have taken more than 10 million rupees from government in regard of salaries and allowances.

As per initial report issued by the provincial health department, the CM has also issued the orders to inquire the matter on higher level.

Earlier, provincial government had also dismissed 80 doctors from job for being on leave for long time.