Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is deeply concerned over the kidnapping of renowned neurosurgeon, Dr Shaikh Ibrahim Khalil, who worked at the Civil Hospital Quetta. He was allegedly kidnapped on Thursday night, December 13th, when he was on his way home from work at a private hospital.
This incidence of kidnapping has created uncertainties among the medical fraternity of the country. We are afraid that the cases of abduction of doctors for ransom may not start again like in past. The security of the doctors should be given priority so that they can serve with peace of mind. Such law and order situation forces doctors to leave their country and serve abroad, which damages the health delivery system of Pakistan. This situation is not acceptable for PMA.
We demand the Government to safely recover the kidnapped doctor, and the culprits involved in this heinous crime be brought to justice with an exemplary punishment.