Quetta patients heave sigh of relief as OPDs open after a week | Pakistan
QUETTA: Patients in Quetta breathed a sigh of relief when the doctors resumed work on Monday in polyclinics in public hospitals after a week of protest.
The OPD of state hospitals began to function after the authorities assured the Young Doctors Association (YDA) that their demands would be met.
However, the protest camp of doctors is still present in the civil hospital Quetta.
On March 12, doctors and medical personnel held a protest on such issues as a monthly allowance of graduate students and the provision of adequate funds. They boycotted the OPD of various hospitals throughout the city.
During a speech at a press conference, the YDA president Balochistan, Dr. Yasir Hoshi, noted that the government is virtuoso doctors rather than listening to their demands.
He noted that doctors condemn false cases registered with members of the Justice Federation of South Africa and Pakistan.
"The government must accept our demands, return false statements against doctors," he said, adding that if their demands did not meet, then a city strike would be organized. "We will also go to the home of the Chief Minister."