KARACHI: Doctors at the government hospitals across Sindh have once again gone on strike over non-acceptance of their demands regarding increase in pay and allowances.
As per details, various Outpatient-Departments (OPD) at the government-run hospitals have been closed down.
According to sources, all the OPDs in various hospitals across the province are not attending patients.
The protesting doctors maintained that despite the negotiations the provincial government has not increased their salaries and they will continue protest as long as their demands have not been met.
Earlier, the Young Doctors Association (YDA) called off its strike on 30th January after successful negotiations with the provincial government.
Addressing a press conference in Sindh Assembly building, Murtaza Wahab said that the talks between the government and protesting young doctors remained successful.
The OPDs will be opened in a while as junior doctors have called-off their strike, said Murtaza Wahab while addressing a press conference in Sindh Assembly building, along with the YDA.
He further said that doctors of Sindh will be given allowances at par with that of doctors in Punjab.
On January 28, doctors across the province went on a strike to protest for a raise in their salaries and allowances. On January 30, reports emerged that the Sindh government and the protesting doctors had reached an agreement, allowing a raise of Rs25,000 to Rs75,000.