Nurses in Layyah protest against expulsion

Doctor Mukhtar justifies the expulsion saying nurses had been asked not to use mobile phones during duty hours.


Express September 19, 2010

LAYYAH: Members of the civil society and nurses are continuing their protest on a second day against the expulsion of some nurses from the nursing institute.

Protestors are raising slogans targeting DCO Layyah Javed Iqbal for not conducting an inquiry against EDO Health Doctor Mukhtar who ordered the expulsion.

Doctor Mukhtar has justified his decision saying nurses had been asked not to use mobile phones during duty hours. Talking to Express 24/7, Dr Mukhtar said that the nurses had been given warnings before expulsion. Negligence to abide by the rule forced him to expel them.

Doctor Mukhtar has termed the protest as conspiracy against DCO Javed Iqbal.

The nurses and civil society members are demanding the suspension of DCO Javed Iqbal.

They claim the DCO threatened nurses and their families using police officers who broke into their houses at night.

COMMENTS (11)

Muhammad Mateen | 11 years ago | Reply Pakistan Zindabad.
anwar | 11 years ago | Reply District administration should take appropriate action against trainee nurses and gang leaders for disruption of the essential health services and should be charged under the law, if there is any in Pakistan.
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