NICH staff continues protest against mob attack on doctors

KARACHI:The doctors, nurses and paramedical staff at National Institute of Child Health (NICH) on Tuesday continued a protest and boycott of OPDs against the mob attack on healthcare professionals a couple of days ago.


The protest was held under the banner of Grand Health Alliance (GHA). The protesters were carrying placards and banners inscribed with different slogans like provision of security for doctors, establishment of police and rangers pickets, cancellation of an agreement with Security Company and others.


Addressing the protesters, Central Leader of GHA Dr Mehboob Ali Nonari said the attack and harassment of doctors and other staff had become common in the hospital. He said the hospital administration had badly failed to protect the staff as the security guards were unable to provide security to the employees.


The Grand Health Alliance has demanded rangers and police pickets and withdrawal of agreement with Security Company. They vowed to continue the protest till acceptance of their demands. The closure of OPDs has badly affected pediatric care in the largest children hospital of the country.