DERA GHAZI KHAN:
Doctors and nurses of Dera Ghazi Khan DHQ Hospital on Friday went on a strike following an argument between a surgeon and a senior nurse in an operation theatre.
Young Doctors’ Association district president Yasir Bhatti and Pakistan Medical Council district president Tahir Fareed told newsmen at a press conference that a senior nurse Sabiha of the Dera DHQ Hospital had misbehaved with Altaf Durrani, a surgeon, during a surgery on Thursday night. He said such behaviour was unprofessional. He said nurses of the hospital often misbehaved with doctors and hospital authorities had done nothing to stop them.
He said doctors would perform no surgeries or work at the OPD till the nurse was transferred.
The nurses told newsmen that the doctor had made a duty chart for nurses without consulting them. They said Sabiha had gone to speak with the doctor on their behalf. “The surgeon misbehaved with her. She told him to behave himself,” they said. They said some doctors spoke to nurses in a condescending manner. They said they would boycott duties till Dr Durrani was transferred away.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2015.