Doctors from the Pakistan Medical Association protest in Quetta against the government's failure to rescue kidnapped psychiatrist Dr Ghulam Rasool – Photo by INP
Doctors from the Pakistan Medical Association protest in Quetta against the government's failure to rescue kidnapped psychiatrist Dr Ghulam Rasool – Photo by INP

QUETTA: A strike by doctors in Quetta entered its ninth day on Thursday, causing problems to patients visiting hospitals in the provincial capital.

Local doctors went on strike on July 31, following the kidnapping of a well-known psychiatrist Dr Ghulam Rasool and the government’s failure to get him released.

The strike has spread across several government and private hospitals in the city. Outpatient departments, operation theatres and labour and gynecological wards have remained shut during the strike. Patients admitted in wards have also faced a widespread difficulties following the absence of doctors.


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Cyrus Howell
Aug 09, 2012 12:25pm
Obviously doctors have had enough. It Pakistan wants doctors give each one a squad of infantry to escort them. Pakistan certainly has enough soldiers. Doctors are fed up with wild beasts pointing guns at them and kidnapping them. They should strike. If they don't return to work what will you do? Throw them in prison? The country has the power to protect it's doctors, so why doesn't that happen? Professors have to write position papers and the PM and president have to hold meetings concerning what they should do, and the media should be told they are working on it?