KARACHI- The employees of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) staged protest demonstration outside the Surgical Department of hospital recently and all OPDs services remained closed for two hours.
However, hundreds of patients were left at the mercy of fate as medical staff boycotted the OPDs and dozens of routine operations have also been suspended owing the protest of medical staff in Sindh’s largest hospital.
The protesters were carrying placards and banners inscribed with different slogans like pay health & deputation allowances to employees, stop delaying tactics in promotion of staff and regularized neurosurgery employees.
The paramedical staff and nurses under the banner of Jinnah Employees Action Committee again staged protest demonstration and boycotted the OPDs services for two hours in favor of their demands. The protesters said provincial government should resolve the issues of health & deputation allowances, called departmental promotion committee meeting for their promotions, fill the vacant posts and regularized the neurosurgery employees on earliest basis otherwise they would continue their protest in coming days.
They said employees are deprived from health and deputation allowances, promotion and other rights from last several years, while no new staff hired to fill vacant posts since long.
The office-bearers of Jinnah Employees Action Committee Gul Saeed Khan, Haq Nawaz Sial, Ameer Ali and Ismail Jaskani said employees would continue their protest until the acceptance of their genuine demands.