Lahore: The sit-in by nurses entered its fifth day despite Friday’s baton charge and arrests made by the police, until the acceptance of their demands, the protest will be continued, AAJ News reported on Saturday.
The nurses, working for years on ad-hoc basis demand permanent appointments and adoption of a services structure by the government. The police baton charged the protesting nurses to disperse them, which resulted in the sad incident. Later, a large number of nurses from other hospitals joined the sit-in.
Just to resolve the problems of protesting nurses, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has ordered for a judicial inquiry into the incident, for which cabinet committee has also been constituted.
It has also been reported that Punjab Law Minister, Rana Sanaullah will hold talks with the aggrieved nurses.
On Friday night, Health Advisor to CM, Khawaja Salman Rafique accompanied by Lahore Division Commissioner, Rashid Mahmood Langrial and CCP, Shafique Gujar arrived at the sit-in to convince the protestors but the nurses refused to talk and demanded that the CM should come and hold a dialogue.