KOHAT: The provincial health authorities have notified transfer of two medical officers to Chitral who were found absent from duty during a late night visit to Lachi hospital by the health minister.
Health minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra had deplored the bad condition of Lachi type-D hospital and performance of doctors there the other day.
In a notification issued by director general health, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the minister also regretted the poor performance of district health officer Dr Mohammad Sameen to discharge his administrative duties honestly. He gave him one week to improve the conditions or face action.
Similarly, the two doctors who were found absent during the minister’s visit have been transferred to Chitral as punishment.
The medical officers, including Dr Hashmat Ullah and Dr Shehryar, had been using casualty as residence and the hospital was in deplorable condition, the notification said.–Dawn