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BMTA opposes closure of OPDs in Balochistan

Health Desk : 

QUETTA: Bolan Medical Teachers Association (BMTA) has opposed the closure of OPDs across Balochistan. BMTA considers the closure of the OPDs in the province as an act against the interests of the masses. “This also damages the dignity of doctors in the eyes of the public”, a statement issued by the BMTA said on Sunday evening.

“Boycott of OPDs also impacts the treatment of masses”, it said. BMTA’s stance has come after the Young Doctors Association (YDA) Balochistan announced the boycott of OPDs in the province. The YDA made this decision in the aftermath of the arrest of 19 doctors by police.

The BMTA vowed that it would not allow any decisions undermining the teaching faculty in government-run hospitals of Balochistan. The organization has however appreciated the registration of three medical colleges of Balochistan by the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC). “We welcome such steps on behalf of the government”, the BMTA said.

After 30 years, service rules were framed for the teaching faculty members in Balochistan. This is encouraging for the senior teachers. “Senior doctors cannot masses at the mercy of one organization”, the BMTA statement concluded.

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