Suspended: Paramedics observe strike in Hazara

In some hospitals, protesters did not allow doctors to perform their OPD duties either


Our Correspondent March 17, 2016

ABBOTABAD:


Paramedics observed a strike and suspended healthcare facilities across Hazara Division on Thursday.


They were demanding an increase in their salaries and other remunerations following incentives announced for doctors by the provincial government.

The paramedics of Ayub Teaching Hospital, Benazir Shaheed Hospital, Women and Children Hospital Abbottabad, District Headquarters Teaching Hospital Haripur, King Abdullah Teaching Hospital Mansehra, District Headquarters Hospital Battagram and Kohistan refused to perform their routine duties at emergency departments, out-patient departments (OPD), operation theatres, laboratories and radiology departments.

As a result, many patients were inconvenienced; several surgeries were delayed and routine healthcare activities were brought to a standstill. In some hospitals, protesters did not allow doctors to perform their OPD duties either.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 18th, 2016.

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