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Doctors’ strike in Balochistan enters day 17

Published Aug 17, 2012 10:25am

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: In all over the Balochistan province, the doctors boycotted their duties in the emergency departments of hospitals as the law enforcement agencies were unable to recoverDr Ghulam Rasool who was abducted earlier from Quetta on August 1, DawnNews reported.

The doctors continue to stage protest for the seventeenth consecutive day.

Earlier, the doctors gave 48-hours to the government for the recovery of Dr Ghulam Rasool. After the deadline lapsed the doctors refused to work.

According to the PMA spokesman, the services of emergency in hospital will be closed tomorrow until 08:00 am if the government unable to locate Dr Rasool, the doctors will not work in emergency department on Eid as well.

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muhammad
Aug 17, 2012 11:30am
All the doctors who are protesting needs to be replace and govt. should revoke their licenses its not fair for one you should let thousand suffer.doctors don't go on strike let it be the doctor of an enemy
Vertigo
Aug 17, 2012 08:16pm
It is simply not possible to work in an enviornment where one's own safety is at stake. It is a universal law that worker's own safety is ensured first before any job is performed.