Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani addressing press conference in Quetta

By Our Reporter

QUETTA: Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani has said protesting doctors violated the concept of social-distancing during a protest demonstration in the city. Addressing a  press conference on Tuesday, he said 144 was already imposed in the city to halt the spread of coronavirus and doctors violated the law during protest.

The government has provided over 2000 personal protective equipment in the province for doctors to battle against the virus, he said.

He however said the protesting doctors violated the 144 and gathered in big number to mount pressure of the government to accept their demands. Mr. Shahwani said the government accepted all demands of doctors and 1400 vacancies for the health department were approved by the provincial government.

“We released the doctors yesterday but they have refused to come out of police stations”, Mr. Shahwani said. The provincial ministers held prolonged negotiations with doctors but no progress was made during talks.

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“We would not allow the mafia in health department to play with the lives of masses”, Mr. Shahwani mentioned, adding that under the chief minister Jam Kamal efforts were being made to make an institution from health.



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