The house officers and postgraduate doctors at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi continue their protest over non-payment of stipends for several months.
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HOs and PGs of Abbasi Shaheed demand their due salaries
The protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with different slogans. Some doctors forcibly closed the OPD doors. Later, the protesting doctors blocked the main entrance of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and chanted slogans against Mayor Karachi and other authorities of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).
The protesters that said houses officer and PGs had not been paid salaries/stipends since several months. They informed that more than 300 house officers were working in the hospital; three shifts have been deprived of stipend for four months and PGs for eight months. The doctors boycotted outpatient departments (OPDs). However, emergency and relevant departments remained operational as per schedule.
Medical Superintendent, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Dr Nadeem Rajput,said one month stipend of 93 doctors had already been deposited in their bank accounts and others will get their salaries soon.
The protest of doctors which started on March 18 is yet to end.