Boycotting duties: Lady Reading Hospital doctors continue to protest

Refuse to budge from demand of FIR registration


Our Correspondent June 27, 2015
OPD is desolated during the strike called by the doctors for acceptance of their demands at Lady Reading Hospital of Peshawar. PHOTO: PPI

PESHAWAR: Doctors and nurses of the Lady Reading Hospital continued their protest for the second day in a row on Saturday, demanding security for the hospital staff.

The medics boycotted their duties and demanded an FIR be registered against those who attacked their colleagues.

The protest started on Friday when doctors boycotted their duties at the outpatient department of the hospital after their colleagues were allegedly beaten up by relatives of a deceased patient on Thursday.

The doctors and nurses claimed they tried their best to save the accident victim who was brought to them in critical condition and he succumbed to his injuries.

The relatives of the patient held the staff responsible, saying his life could have been saved if the doctors provided timely treatment.

Consequently, the enraged relatives got into a scuffle with the doctors who then went on to protest and boycott their duties.

However, the relatives of other patients also started protesting on the hospital premises against the doctors and other staff for leaving patients to face difficulties. The relatives of the patients said the hospital staff only delivers services in the emergency ward while patients in other wards are left to suffer.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2015.

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