LARKANA: Hundreds of poor patients suffered a lot when they reached at the largest teaching hospital of rural Sindh known as Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) to get medically examined from far flung and downtrodden areas here on Tuesday as they found paramedics and medics were not on their government duties for which they are paid out of hard earned taxpayer’s money.
On the call of Grand Health Alliance (GHA), paramedical staff members, staff nurses and doctors continued their two-hour boycott on the 16th consecutive day of all CMCH four major OPDs where poverty-ridden patients arrive regularly from remote areas in this sizzling cold wave after spending huge amount as to and fro transportation hire but they had to wait till the two hours boycott ends. They held a protest demonstration outside Civil Hospital main OPD where they repeated their demands.
While addressing the participants, Kamil Shaikh, Shahi Khan Jagirani, staff nurse Rubina Shabnam, Ghulam Hussain Langah, Abdul Shakoor Chutto and other doctors claimed that lady health workers had boycotted anti-polio drive due to which we were assured that our all just demands have been accepted for which a notification would soon be issued but till to date nothing has come out. They said that we were blackmailed but the rulers should not forget that the health department employees are their voters and supporters and they need our votes in the upcoming general election. They said that it appears that the Sindh Government is not serious in resolving our genuine issues.
They demanded risk allowance, health professional allowance, time scale, service structure and so forth be accepted for which a notification should be issued or else all hospitals would be locked and protest demos will be held across the province.