CHK doctors stage protest for promotions
By Staff Reporter
KARACHI: The doctors at Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) yesterday observed a token hunger strike and also staged a rally from OPD to Administration Block against delay in promotions of doctors by Sindh government. The doctors, led by Doctors Action Committee President, Dr Nawaz Mallah and others took out the rally from OPD Block that culminated at Administration Block. The protesting doctors said score of doctors throughout the Sindh province had been deprived of promotions despite apex court’s order. They said Sindh government was using different tactics to deprive doctors of promotions. The doctors from grade-17 to grade-20 have been deprived of departmental promotions across the province despite the court order. The doctors under the banner of Doctors Action Committee observed token hunger strike around 09:00am and continued till 11:00 am. The protest demonstration of doctors has badly affected patient care in Sindh’s largest teaching hospital while the OPD services almost remained disturbed due to the doctors’ strike. President, Doctor Action Committee, Dr Nawaz Mallah, while talking to media, alleged that a group of doctors, led by Oncologist Dr Noor Muhammad Soomro and Deputy Medical Superintendent (DMS-Night Shift), tried to stop him at OPD Block gate early in the morning but law enforcement agencies controlled the situation.