Medics least bothered over sufferings of masses

Islamabad/Quetta/Sheikhupura

Doctors in different part of the country are observing strikes and protests for the acceptance of their demands and least bothered about the sufferings of ailing humanity, particularly women, children and senior citizens.
According to reports gathered, strike at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) entered the 21st Day on Saturday. Patients coming from the federal capital and adjoining districts including Chakwal, Attock and Rawalpindi are lying helplessly out side the premier hospital as doctors are not attending the patients.
Sources said that OPD and emergency were partially open as a formality but the staff there is not attending the patients with full attention and devotion.
In Quetta, Govt run hospitals doctors are on strike to protest against the transfer of their colleagues and demanding the withdrawal of their orders. They also closed the OPDs as poor people begged for attending their patients. Government run hospitals in Quetta are the main facilities for the people of backward areas who travel long distance with the hope to get treatment of their patients.
The situation is no different in Punjab, where after refusal by doctors in Lahore to attend to two expecting women, another incident took place in Tandlianwala area of Faisalabad. “The woman came to the hospital in the morning and was checked by the doctor. However; she was going to the canteen when the labour pain started and she gave birth to the child who is in stable condition.
It’s the third incident of its kind in a week as earlier a woman gave birth to a child on the stairs near Medical Superintendent’s office in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday.
In the last one week, a woman in Raiwind gave birth outside the THQ after the staff refused to treat her. Sameera Bibi was experiencing labour pains at the time of entry and no doctors were available in the hospital on duty, following which she eventually gave birth in front of the hospital gate during morning hours.
Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif while taking notice of the incidents summoned report from Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique and Secretary Health. He has also emphasized to take legal action against those responsible.
Sheikhupura on Saturday. The doctors refused to attend a burnt child. The parents pleaded the doctors for the treatment but in vain and ultimately had to take the girl child to a private clinic.
In yet another unfortunate incident, a woman gave birth outside a Tandlianwala hospital in Faisalabad. Reports said that the woman was taken to the hospital but the staff there refused to admit her and referred to Faisalabad.
The woman gave birth outside the hospital. According to reports, while there were two lady doctors posted at the Tandlianwala hospital, one was availing her weekly off day and the other was granted leave thus leaving the female patients at the mercy of the nature.—Agencies

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