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16 oct. 2019 | 10h30 UTC

Pakistan: Ongoing doctors’ strike in Rawalpindi October 16

Pakistan Alerte de sécurité

Doctors continue to strike in Rawalpindi October 16; disruptions to health care services reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 16/10/2019, 12h00 until 23/10/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Rawalpindi

Event

As of Wednesday, October 16, doctors in the public sector in Rawalpindi continued their indefinite strike, ongoing since Friday, October 11, to denounce the Medical Teaching Institutions (MTI) Reforms Act of 2018. Several disruptions to health care services were reported since the beginning of the strike. The Outpatient Departments (OPDs) at District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) , Holy Family Hospital (HFH), and Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) remained closed as of Tuesday, October 15.

Doctors on strike threatened to stage protests and stop servicing general and dengue wards if their demands are not met by the Punjab government by Thursday, October 17.

Further disruptions to medical services are to be anticipated in Rawalpindi over the coming days. Related protests are possible amid a heightened security presence. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out. 

Advice

Individuals present in Rawalpindi are advised to confirm doctor's appointments, to anticipate longer waiting times in medical facilities for the duration of the strike, and to avoid any potential protests. 

 

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