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JPMC’s YDA calls off strike

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By Our Staff Reporter

Karachi: The Young Doctors’ Association of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre on Monday decided to call off strike following Sindh secretary health assured its leaders that the salary issue of the protesting doctors would be resolved amicably.

Meanwhile, house job officers and postgraduate doctors continued their protest over non-payment of their monthly stipend on the fourth day consecutive day on Monday, causing immense difficulties to patients as surgeries and OPD services remained suspended at the health facility during last four days.

Earlier, JPMC’s executive director Prof Anis Bhatti and other administrative officials while briefing the media persons said that the young doctors’ protest demonstration was against the rule and regulation of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and as such the administration reserves the right of cancelling their registration.

Later, Young Doctors’ Association’s general secretary Dr Yousuf told newsmen that protesting doctors have decided to resume their duties from Tuesday (today) following the association’s successful discussions with the provincial secretary health.

At the outset, he said that doctors did not want patients to suffer on account of their protest.

January 25, 2016

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