Doctors go on strike against harassment by attendants

Altaf Hamid Rao

Doctors went on indefinite strike on Saturday in Divisional Teaching Headquarter Hospital in Mirpur in protest against, what they alleged, the brutal act of violence and harassment of doctors including Lady Dr. Muneeba and Lady Dr. Hafsa, Dr. Fareed and others allegedly by the attendants if a 90 year old female patient Friday.

Pakistan Medical Association Mirpur district President Dr. Ejaz Ahmed, has, meanwhile announced on Saturday to enlarge the protest strike in all state-run hospitals across AJK at divisional, district and tehsil headquarters if the demands were not met by the State government instantly.

Mirpur district President Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Dr. Ejaz Ahmed told this Correspondent here today that a 90 year old female patient identified as Nasreen Begam wife of Muhammad Rasheed was presented with terminal stage Friday night.

‘All prognosis explained and treatment started but she expired around 4 a.m Saturday’, he said. Dr. Ejaz Said that soon after the demise, few of the attendants of the patient started abusing coupled with threats to female doctors on duty with harsh tone.

‘One of the female consultant doctor rushed to save her life in a washroom where she spent almost one hour to hide from the furious.

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