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Balochistan: Doctors strike continues to add to patients’ miseries

Posted by: Javeria Nasir, Uploaded: 21st November 2012



QUETTA: Following a strike call given by the Pakistan Medical Association Balochistan (PMA), doctors in the province refused to treat patients in all government and private hospitals on Wednesday.

All major hospitals in Quetta were closed, once again, in condemnation of the recent wave of target killings and kidnapping for ransom. Out-Patient Departments (OPD) of Helper’s Eye Hospital, Bolan Medical College Teaching Hospital, Fatima Jinnah TB Sanatorium and Provincial Sandeman Hospital remained deserted.

The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Balochistan chapter announced a boycott of their duties in the province’s private hospitals.

Many patients do not have the means to afford private medical care, the only available option when public health institutions shut down.

Earlier, a number of doctors led a rally and staged sit-in at Quetta’s Zarghoon road and in front of the Chief Minister House.

The protest, led by Dr Sultan Tareen, PMA Balochistan president, started from Sandeman Civil Hospital and reached Zarghoon road where they staged a sit-in.

Meanwhile, The patients have demanded that if the government cannot recover the abducted Dr. Saeed Khan and get the strike end, then some alternative arrangements be immediately made for providing medical assistance to them.

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Story first published: 21st November 2012




 
 
 

 
 


 

 






 
 

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