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Healthcare workers continue to protest on 12th day

KARACHI: The doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff have continued the boycott of OPDs and general wards on its 12th consecutive day across the Sindh province.

Patients continue to suffer due to the two-week-long protest demonstration of healthcare professionals in Sindh demanding high-risk allowance, provision of PPEs, and more.

Healthcare workers, under the banner of the Grand Health Alliance (GHA), continued their protest at the 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 Hospital, and others district hospitals of the city.

The doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff at Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Nawabshah, Jacobabad, Jamshoro, Mirpurkhas, and other cities also continued their protest.

Central Leader of the Young Nurses Association, Aijaz Ahmed Kaleri, when contacted, said that doctors, nurses, and paramedics have been protesting for the past 12 days, but the concerned authorities of the Sindh Health Department have not expressed any interest in resolving the genuine demands of healthcare professionals.

He announced that the GHA would announce a future strategy on 22 June 2020 if the government does not accept their demands including a high-risk allowance, a security insurance bill, a Shuhada (martyrs) package for healthcare workers, a health professional allowance, the establishment of an information desk in all hospitals, regularization of Gavi vaccinators, and others.

-MN Report

June 23, 2020

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