Medics begin strike in Mansehra.

MANSEHRA -- The doctors, paramedics and other employees of the health department on Thursday began a week-long strike against the proposed privatisation of four Category B health facilities in the district.

They said that they would offer emergency services only.

President of the paramedical association Khalid Khan told reporters here that the government wanted to privatise 58 hospitals across the province, including four in Balakot, Oghi, Baffa and Garhi Habibullah areas of Mansehra district.

'Privatisation of health centres is unacceptable to us all [health workers],' he said.

Accompanied by the Grand Health Alliance leaders, Mr Khan said that the striking employees would close health facilities after November 24 and join the 'grand protest'.

WINTER TOURISM: Kaghan Development Authority chairman Aimal Zaman Khan on Thursday invited tourists to visit

the snow-clad Kaghan valley.

'As part of our plans to promote winter tourism in the valley, we have deployed our employees along with machinery on the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad Road ensure it's open to all sorts of traffic,' he told...

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