Doctors stage protest against harassment

KARACHI: Doctors working in Emergency Department of Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) on Monday staged a protest demonstration and boycotted their duties against slapping a docotor and harassing other health workers by the heirs of a patient.

The doctors boycotted their duties and closed the department for an hour to record their protest against harassment and slapping.

The protesting doctors told media that harassment of doctors had become a routine matter in public healthcare, as authorities concerned had failed to protect health practitioners at workplace. They demanded of the government to arrest the people involved in harassment of doctors.

The emergency services in CHK remained suspended for hour and patients with emergency requirement were shifted to other hospitals.

Later, doctors resumed their duties and attended the patients with emergency requirement.