QUETTA: Despite the recovery of abducted Dr. Ghulam Rasool, Balochistan doctors’ strike initiated on appeal by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), entered Saturday its 17th day with OPDs still hitherto closed.
It should be mentioned here that doctors were on strike in the province for 17 days now against no recovery of Dr. Ghulam Rasool with complete strike observed in OPDs, general wards and general operation theaters. However, Dr. Ghulam Rasool was recovered yesterday night; but, the doctors did not call to end their strike with sustained shutter-down at OPDs in government hospitals.
According to the PMA spokesman, Dr. Deen Muhammed Bangalzai and Dr. Ghulam Rasool were abducted during the last two months and they were rescued unhurt as a result of unremitting protest; but, Dr. Deen Muhammed Baloch and Dr. Akbar Baloch are still missing despite the lapse of three years.
Demanding the government to offer complete protection to the doctors, the PMA mouthpiece underlined that doctors are tendered abduction threats every other day that is quite deplorable.
The government should make all necessary arrangements to stem all such incidents from happening in future, the spokesman added.
The PMA Balochistan’s General Body will sit on August 23 after Eidul Fitr to make a decision on reopening the OPDs in government hospitals, where patients are undergoing a great deal of suffering owing to the closure of OPDs. SAMAA
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