Karachi

Doctors observe strike against targeted killings

KARACHI: The doctors on Monday observed strike against extortion money demands and targeted killings in the city on the call of Pakistan Medical Association, ARY News reported.

The doctors body had announced strike against targeted killings of doctors and other professionals in the port city of Karachi.

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) had announced shutdown of the OPDs in the government as well as the private hospitals to protest against the killings.

According to reports around 15 doctors have received extortion demands from extortionists in the first month of the new year.

The doctors’ and paramedics’  strike has caused hardships for the patients who were running from pillar to post in hospitals for medical treatment.

The PMA had earlier informed the authorities and concerned departments about the targeted killings and warned to observe a complete strike if proper security not provided to the doctors.

It is pertinent to mention that 17 doctors were killed in 2014 in the city. In the new year four doctors have been killed in the city so far.

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