News Alerts

17 Dec 2018 | 10:39 PM UTC

Pakistan: Balochistan doctors to strike December 18-19

Pakistan News Alert

Doctors working at out-patient departments in Balochistan to launch a token strike December 18-19 to protest the abduction of a neurosurgeon in Quetta

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/19/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Balochistan

Event

The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and other medical organizations announced on Monday, December 17, that some doctors in Balochistan will go on strike from 15:00-17:00 (local time) on Tuesday, December 18, and Wednesday, December 19. Doctors working in out-patient departments (OPDs) at government-run hospitals are participating in the strike. The action was organized following the abduction of a neurosurgeon in the Shehbaz Town area of Quetta on Thursday, December 13. Medical organizations decided to hold the token strike after the government failed to locate the doctor within 48 hours. Similar actions are possible in the coming days and weeks if the doctors feel the government has not addressed their concerns.

Context

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped the neurosurgeon while he was on his way home from working at a private hospital. The PMA has called on the Balochistan government to introduce new security measures to protect doctors from being harmed or abducted.

Advice

Individuals in Balochistan are advised to monitor the situation, confirm doctor’s appointments, and avoid any potential protests.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news