PESHAWAR: The Peshawar police have arrested about 10 doctors of Lady Reading Hospital after a clash on Thursday.
Doctors and paramedics were protesting at Lady Reading Hospital against the establishment of district and regional health authorities giving financial and administrative autonomy to hospitals at the district level.
The doctors oppose the move and have called it the “privatisation of public health facilities”.
A bill is also supposed to be presented in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly today (Friday) on the authorities’ establishment.
During the protest at Lady Reading Hospital, the police were deployed to stop the protesters from entering in the administration block. They began beating them with batons and shelling. Several doctors were injured.
Police started beating doctors with batons and shelling following a rift due to which several doctors were injured.