Strike continues: Doctors protest colleague’s kidnapping

OPDs remain shut in all major hospitals of Balochistan.

Our Correspondent August 05, 2012


Doctors staged a protest demonstration outside the local press club on Saturday against the kidnapping of Dr Ghulam Rasool Kakar which occurred on Wednesday.

The protest was organized by The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA). Participants, led by PMA President Dr Sutan Tareen, marched from the Civil Hospital to the Quetta press club passing through the city’s roads and thoroughfares. Addressing the protesters, Tareen criticized the government for its failure to rescue Dr Kakar.

Meanwhile, doctors continued to boycott the out-patient departments (OPDs) in state-run hospitals all over Balochistan for the third day in a row on Saturday.

OPDs of major hospitals of the city, including Helper’s Eye Hospital, Bolan Medical College Teaching Hospital, Fatima Jinnah TB Sanatorium and Government Sandeman Hospital, remained closed for the third consecutive day.

More than half a million patients reporting to major hospitals of Quetta were seen to suffer as OPDs remained suspended and all operations stood cancelled.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2012.


sam | 11 years ago | Reply

why no body speaks for Balochistan doctors? i being Punjabi fully support Balochistan doctors.they live in extreme environment. no rule of law and people are on mercy of terrorists.Why Punjabi doctors ( thugs and mafia) were given so much coverage.even though Punjabi doctors make good money and more safety to work.think about Baluchistan doctors how do they serve people in that extreme environment.

A J Khan | 11 years ago | Reply

The inflentials are know to be involved in the kidnapping for ransom. Others run terror camp where the kidnapped are kept and released after heavy amount is paid. Supreme Court was totally out of sync when he was hearing the case of missing persons. Their focus remained on those who have been hidden by the terror organizations in neighoring country and use it for defamation of country. He completely missed out the plight of the poor people who are either kidnapped by the criminal gangs or the terror organization. It is out of Question for the general public gain the attention of the Government or the Supreme Court. We now request the Armed Forces of Pakistan to come forward and provide justice to the people of Pakistan. Martial Law is any time better than dysfunctional Democratic Government and Politicised Judicial Dictatorship.

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