LARKANA: All the doctors serving in Chandka Medical College and Hospital, including those working under district health officer, came out on roads for the third consecutive day here on Thursday after closing their respective OPDs and demanding immediate transfer of SSP Larkana Khalid Mustafa Korai and arrest of culprits involved in attack on Paediatrician Dr Partab Rai 1-days ago.
The protesting doctors took out a large rally from their office of Pakistan Medical Association located in Civil Hospital Block of Chandka Hospital, marched through major roads and reached Pakistan Chowk, where they staged a sit-in.
They also held a protest demonstration at Jinnah Bagh roundabout by holding banners and chanting slogans against the SSP Larkana for his failure to book the culprits.
They were participated by civil society members, citizens and PMA office-bearers – Dr Shah Baig Chandio, Dr Ikram Tunio, Dr Rashid Shaikh, Dr Saeed Memon, Dr Gulzar Tunio, paramedics office bearers Zulfiqar Sahto and Shahi Jagirani.
Addressing the participants , senior doctors said that until most inefficient SSP is not transferred out of Larkana, their protest would be continued. They further said that if this demand was not accepted, they would be forced to close all emergency treatment and boycott Casualty duties as well.
They further said that if Sindh government is loyal to the poor people, it must transfer SSP and order immediate arrest of the accused. All operations were also postponed due to the boycott of the surgeons and anaesthetists.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Medical Association and Chandka Teachers Association jointly decided in an emergency meeting that classes of Chandka Medical College and Bibi Aseefa Dental College would also remain suspended from Thursday onwards from 11.30 am daily.
These doctors are already boycotting all OPDs of Chandka Medical College Hospital, Shaikh Zaid Hospital for Women, Nephrology-Urology Department and Institute of Child Healthcare due to which hundreds of patients continue to suffer as they are refused examination after the boycott and only emergency patients are entertained. They were also joined by the paramedics of Chandka Hospital.