KARACHI: Patients across the province are suffering as OPDs are closed for fifth consecutive day here on Sunday.

Earlier on February 13, 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, the protesting doctors have closed the outpatient-departments (OPDs) at the government-run hospitals, adding to the sufferings of patients.

The protesting doctors maintained that despite the negotiations the provincial government had 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 at Sindh Assembly building, Murtaza Wahab had 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.

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