KARACHI: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) Sindh opposed the federal government’s decision of taking back administrative control of the three major hospitals of Sindh and announced to observe black day all over the Sindh province to express their disapproval.
Chairman, YDA Sindh, Dr Muhammad Umer Sultan, in his statement said the federal government took administrative control of three major hospitals of Sindh including Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), National Institute of Child Health and National Institute of Cardiovascular (NICVD) through a notification. He said that the YDA Sindh was not in favor of this step and said that the decision would lead to the total collapse of these esteemed institutions.
He said that the Sindh government had worked hard to establish these hospitals in the last 10 years, where the poor patients were offered the best treatment facilities free of cost. He said the budget of those hospitals had also been increased while the provincial government was providing many world-class facilities in those hospitals.
Dr Umer Sultan said that both patients and professionals would be affected due to this decision made by the federal government. He urged the poor patients and social crucial to support YDA in this regard.
He said the YDA believed that the three major hospitals should be under the administrative control of the Sindh government. He announced that the YDA Sindh would observe a black day across the Sindh province next week by wearing black ribbons in protest.