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Doctors, paramedics boycott OPDs in Sindh

KARACHI-  Grand Health Alliance (GHA) recently boycotted Outpatient Departments (OPDs) of hospitals from Karachi to Kashmore for health risk allowance for health care professionals and other demands.

 The doctors, paramedical staff and nurses of Sindh under the banner of Grand Health Alliance has boycotted OPDs across the province in favour of their demands.  

 The protest demonstration was held at Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, National Institute of  Child Health, Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital, Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad, Sindh Government Hospital Qatar Hosptial and others hospitals.

 The protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with different slogans like provision of health risk allowance, increase in house rent, Jpmc and Nich matter should be solved regarding transferred and pending promotions, a stipend of PGs and House Officers should be equal to federal pgs and house officers and others

 Similarly, the doctors, nurses and paramedics of  Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Nawabshah, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Kashmore, Dadu, Badin and other areas observed two-hours taken strike.

 Central Leader of Grand Health Alliance Dr Waris Ali Jakhrani addressing the protesters said the Sindh government has badly ignored the health sector and compelled to boycott OPDs across the province.

He demanded health risk allowance, house rent should be 45 per cent of basic pay, health professional allowance should be given to all health care professionals, notification of regularization of all contract doctors should be issued,  CT scan and MRI should be operated in all tertiary care hospital, Covid contract doctors should be permanent, security bill should be implemented, the vacant position of nursing and paramedics staff should be fulfilled in every tertiary care hospital for better patient care, MLO should be hired in separate caders for every district and tertiary care hospital and 4 tier Formula of General cadre doctors, nurses and 3tier for special care should be implemented.

-MN Report

October 14, 2020

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