KARACHI: Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association (PPMSA) Sindh Chapter on Wednesday took out a rally and staged a sit-in in favor of their demands.
The protest rally was started from Civil Hospital Karachi that culminated at Karachi Press Club. A large number of paramedical staff of different districts like Hyderabad, Sukkur, Umerkot, Badin, Jamshoro, Larkana and Mirpurkhas participated in the rally and staged a sit-in.
The protesters were carrying banners inscribed with different slogans like; implement service structure & health allowance, son quota for employees, stop privatization of public hospitals and end anti-public policies in healthcare.
The speakers while addressing the media persons said paramedical staff had been deprived of service structure of paramedic, health allowance, causality allowance, time-scale, risk allowance and other rights. They said paramedical staff of federal and other provinces’ paramedical staff had been receiving all allowances, but unfortunately Sindh’s paramedics had been deprived of these allowances.
President PPMSA Sindh Niaz Hussain Bhutto, while addressing the protesters, said provincial government was also not implementing son quota in the province as significant number cases had been lying pending. He said implementing son quota is the responsibility Sindh government. He said paramedics had been compelled to stage protest.
The office-bearers of Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association (PPMSA) Sindh & Karachi like; Aijaz Kakepoto, Sharif Palari, Nazeer Abbasi, Shahid Sabri, Mir Murtaza, Allah Dino, Raja Rafiq Panwar, Iftikhar Ahmed and others also attended the rally.