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Pakistani doctors protest about terrorist attack on hospital

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1426 (Published 26 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1426
  1. Ashfaq Yusufzai
  1. 1Peshawar, Pakistan

    The Pakistan Medical Association has expressed deep concern over the bomb blast at the district headquarters hospital in Dera Ismail Khan district of the North West Frontier Province. It has called for healthcare institutions to be protected.

    The association’s president, Umar Ayub Khan, said that the 19 August blast, in the hospital’s emergency department, had left 32 people dead and 55 wounded. It had sent a wave of fear through the healthcare profession, he said. The blast killed three healthcare workers who were tending to patients when the alleged …

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