PESHAWAR: Police baton-charged protesters throughout an indication by the Younger Docs Affiliation (YDA) at Hayatabad Medical Complicated on Tuesday.
The docs had introduced to shut the totally different wards of the hospital together with the out-affected person division (OPD). Nevertheless, they have been stopped by the police.
A heavy contingent of police was deployed outdoors the wards to regulate the state of affairs. The docs tried to stroll previous the cops nevertheless it resulted in a heated argument and police finally baton-charged the protesters to disperse them.
Part one hundred forty four has additionally been imposed within the space since the previous few months. In consequence, the police additionally took 5 suspects into custody.
Chatting with the media, YDA President Dr Gulab Noor Afridi stated “If Imran Khan can protest within the Purple Zone [in Islamabad] then why can’t the docs protest on the hospital’s garden?”
“Protest is our constitutional proper,” he stated, including that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police is far worse than the ‘Gullu Butts’ of Lahore.
Later, Dr Afridi was additionally detained by the police.
Beforehand, the YDA have protested outdoors Woman Studying Hospital and had even arrange a starvation strike camp close to Sooriya Pul.
The younger docs’ calls for embrace financial compensation for the martyred docs, no political interference within the hospital administration, safety for docs together with time-scale promotion and professional allowance.
Speaking to Geo Information later, provincial Well being Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai defended his authorities’s insurance policies as regards to the YDA. He stated the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities’s insurance policies for younger docs are exemplary.
Taraki criticised the YDA’s plan to shut down the hospital, saying “nowhere on the planet are docs educated to allow them to shut hospitals in pursuit of their calls for.”
In Rahim Yar Khan, younger docs held a protest on the Sheikh Zayed hospital after one among their colleagues was arrested on corruption expenses.
The docs surrounded the workplace of the anti-corruption division and held a protest. In the course of the demonstration, one physician fainted and was then taken to a hospital in a police car.
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