YDA Balochistan announces boycott of OPDs
Dr. Ahmed Abbas, Dr. Rahim Babar and other leaders of YDA Balochistan addressing a press conference: Photo taken from YDA whatsapp group

YDA Balochistan announces boycott of OPDs

Health Desk :

QUETTA: Young Doctors Association (YDA) Balochistan has announced the boycott of OPDs as a protest against what it claimed the government’s plan to privatize government-run hospitals.

Speaking at a news conference here on Thursday, President YDA Ahmed Abbas said the government was introducing health cards to make justification for the privatization of government hospitals. Dr. Kaleemullah Khan Kakar, the YDA Spokesman and others were also present on the occasion.

Balochistan government to launch health card 

The Balochistan government has decided to launch a health card scheme across Balochistan to facilitate patients from poor and marginalized families. For this purpose, billions are allocated to the current budget.

However, the YDA has termed it a conspiracy to privatize government-run hospitals across Balochistan. “Consultants transferred to peripheries”, Dr. Abbas lamented.

Vaccinators from outside posted at civil hospital 

Dr. Rahim Babar, another office-bearer of the YDA asserted that vaccinators from outside were posted for COVID19 vaccination in civil hospital Quetta. He claimed that three doctors were issued show-cause notices, when, they raised voices against paid vaccination certificates.

Dr. Aman Baloch on the occasion claimed that 665 centers were established under the peoples’ primary health program. But no doctor was appointed there, he said.

The President Para Medical Staff Association, Jamal Shah Kakar also announced to support the boycott call of YDA Balochistan.

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