Harassment at workplace: Doctors stage protest at CHK

KARACHI: Doctors working in Emergency Department of Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) on Monday staged a protest demonstration and also boycotted their duties against slapping and harassment of health practitioners in hospital by attendants of some patients on Sunday night.

The doctors at emergency department boycotted their duties and closed down the department for an hour to record their protest against physical harassment of doctors.

The protesting doctors while talking to media said harassment of doctors has become routine in public healthcares and authorities concerned has failed to protect health practitioners at their workplace. They demanded of the government to arrest those involved harassment of doctors.

The emergency services in Civil Hospital Karachi remained suspend for one hour and patients with emergency requirements were rushed to other hospitals.

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