Balochistan doctors’ strike enters 11th day | Pakistan Today

Balochistan doctors’ strike enters 11th day

Doctors in government and private hospitals of Quetta continued observing their strike for the 11th consecutive day on Saturday over the kidnapping of Bolan Medical Complex’s psychiatrist Dr Ghulam Rasool.
The strike was called by the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Balochistan chapter, along with other organizations against the kidnapping.
Unknown armed men had abducted Dr Ghulam Rasool of BMC hospital from Brewery Road on Wednesday August 1, two days after a kidnapped senior surgeon of the same college Dr Din Mohammad Bangulzai had been released.
Dr Rasool was on his way home after performing his duty at BMC when armed men intercepted and kidnapped him.
The paramedical staff along with doctors is boycotting their duties, while patients especially from far-flung areas are facing severe difficulties after the doctors stopped performing their duties in outpatient departments (OPDs).
However, doctors and paramedics were present at casualty and emergency wards to attend to patients.
The Balochistan government has formed a committee for the recovery of Dr Ghulam Rasool, however, no advancement has been made so far. Balochistan doctors have vowed to continue their strike until the return of Dr. Ghulam Rasool.

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