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On May 22, the representatives of KPDC held a meeting with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan after which they ended the strike with assurance that committees would be formed to look into their demands.
The KPDC president said medical professionals would not accept the government's 'anti-people policies' and would stand firmly against the proposed privatisation of hospitals.
KPDC's initial capitalisation is expected to be $25 million with the five equity shareholders - AfDB, India-based Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IF&LS), Abu Dhabi-based Allied Investment Partners, State Bank of India and India Exim Bank - holding a stake of 20 per cent, 20.5 per cent, 20.5 per cent, 19.5 per cent and 19.5 per cent, respectively.
Pakistan's team was defending the topic "Guantanamo Bay prison should be closed down immediately" in the KPDC finals while Korean team had to prove that the motion should not be adopted.
Enraged by the government's move to set up health authorities at the district and regional level, the KPDC had ended the strike on May 2 after assurance by the government to look into their grievances.
During the protest, five doctors went inside the police station to lodge an FIR against the health minister but were physically assaulted, KPDC members said.
On Monday, however, several surgeons, physicians and other consultants continued their work at Hayatabad Medical Complex in complete disregard for the call given by the KPDC for a province-wide strike.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Doctors Council (KPDC) on Monday announced that the Outdoor Patients Departments (OPD) at the Lady Reading Hospital will open today until tomorrow to facilitate suffering patients.
Dr Alamgir, a member of the KPDC told DawnNewsTV that all out patient departments (OPDs) across KP and private clinics have been shut in protest against the health minister.
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