Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Govt hospital doctors observe strike over abduction of neurosurgeon in Quetta

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QUETTA: Government hospital doctors on Tuesday observed a strike to protest against the abduction of Dr Ibrahim Khalil from Quetta last week, ARY News reported.

Due to the strike, out-patient departments (OPDs) of Civil Hospital Quetta and Bolan Medical Complex were closed.

Patients relayed that hospital slips were being issued even though the doctors were absent. However, the hospital staff clarified that this was being done on the Medical Superintendent’s directives.

Doctors affiliated with Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and other doctors bodies on Monday decided to boycott duties at government-run hospitals in Balochistan to register their protest over the kidnapping of Dr Khalil.

The meeting of doctors action committee was attended by the representatives of PMA, Young Doctors Association (YDA) and other organisations.

According to reports, unidentified armed men kidnapped Dr Khalil from Shehbaz Town in Quetta.

 

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