File Photo: Young Doctors Association protesting at the main GPO Chowk Quetta leading to Chief Minister's House

YDA announces boycott of OPDs, elective services in Balochistan

Health Desk : 

QUETTA: Young Doctors Association (YDA) Balochistan has announced the boycott of OPDs across the province from tomorrow. The YDA has made this decision in the aftermath of the arrest of 19 doctors by police on Sunday. Despite a ban on the boycott of OPDs on the behalf of the Balochistan High Court (BHC), the YDA announced the boycott. The court had directed the doctors not to observe the boycott of OPDs earlier this month.

“Government is treating doctors like terrorists in custody”, a statement shared in the YDA WhatsApp media group said on Sunday evening. The general body meeting of the doctors has also directed all members to leave their duty stations and reach Quetta to participate in the protest.

YDA general body meeting a number of decisions

The general body of the young doctors held made a number of decisions in the aftermath of the arrest of 19 doctors by police in Quetta. Young doctors have given 48 hours ultimatum to the government for solution of their issues. “In the case of no resolution, all emergency services would be shut down”, the YDA general body meeting announced.

Young Nurses Association (YNA) has also assured that they would withdraw from emergency services, the general body meeting was told. The paramedical staff has also decided to support the doctors’ boycott in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.

Doctors to take out a protest rally from civil hospital

The meeting was informed that young doctors leaders from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and other parts of the country were also coming to Quetta to support YDA. It also thanked all doctors organizations for extending support to the YDA Balochistan. The organization would take out a protest rally from civil hospital to press club Quetta, the statement concluded.

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