Healthcare providers keep OPDs shut across Sindh


Young doctors, nurses and paramedical staff continued their protest over the discontinuation of risk allowance across Sindh for the fifth consecutive day, disrupting services at hospitals’ outpatient departments (OPDs) for hours.

The healthcare providers termed the health department’s measure of withdrawing the financial assistance as unjustified, demanding immediate release of the allowance.“We all are against this decision.

It’s sad and unfortunate that the government seems to have no realisation that the medical staff is at risk at all times as they examine all kinds of patients,” said Dr Farrukh, representing the protesting doctors at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), adding that the recent price hike had compounded the problems for all staffers.

The staff was initially holding a two-hour token strike, but was forced to opt for a complete boycott of the OPDs, considering official indifference, he added.


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