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Mall Road turns into battlefield after nurses clash with police

LAHORE: At least 4 nurses including a pregnant one, were injured due to a baton charge by police here on Friday, whilst 5 were arrested. Meanwhile, Young Nurses Association (YNA) has announced to quit emergency services all over Punjab – ARY News reports.

According to details, nurses protest at the Copper Road behind the Punjab Assembly was ongoing for the fifth day, wherefrom the protesting nurses marched towards the Mall Road, at which the authorities called in the police for a baton charge.

As a result four nurses including a pregnant one were injured, who were shifted to the hospital where 2 nurses Ambreen and Aasia are reported to be in critical condition, whereas the police arrested 5 other protesting nurses. Nurses following clashes with the police, raged up and blocked the Mall Road.

YNA in the wake of thrashing of nurses at the hands of police, has called for a strike all over Punjab and abandoning emergency services at the hospitals.

Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly, Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed along with other political leaders and representatives of the civil society also reached out to protesting nurses at the Mall Road, in order to express solidarity with them.

Moreover, the Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident and ordered for an inquiry, whereas the Young Doctors Association (YDA) has also summoned an emergency meeting in realm of violence against nurses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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