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Sunday Oct 08 2017
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GEO NEWS

Over 800 operations postponed as PIMS doctors continue strike on 7th day

By
GEO NEWS
More than 35 units in the hospital remain shut and only the emergency and critical health units are open-Geo News

ISLAMABAD: Doctors and paramedical staff continued their protest for the seventh consecutive day demanding the separation of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), which is the constituent hospital of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, from the latter.

More than 35 units in the hospital remain shut and only the emergency and critical health units are open, leaving patients troubled. More than 800 medical operations have been cancelled in a week.

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) minister has sent the bill containing the protesters’ demands to the law minister.

One of the protesters said that the “PIMS treats thousands for patients for free. However, it’s dependence on the university will give university administration the right to decide who will be given treatment.”

Another protester said that the university wants to minimise its staff and keep the least number of people employed. Many will lose their jobs as a result of this, he added.

“We have approached the government over the issue and protested. We haven o idea what they have been doing,” a protester said while speaking to Geo News.

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Comments

    Ehsanullah commented 2 months ago

    Dr. are public servant. They should join their duty without fail other Govt: may engage more Dr. from the local market in light of its new rules

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