Young doctors seeking pay raise threaten province-wide strike

KARACHI: Sindh’s younger medical doctors have as soon as once more threatened to boycott out-patient departments (OPDs), operation theaters and different wards in any respect public hospitals over the Sindh authorities’s failure to problem a notification growing their salaries and allowances.

If the provincial authorities didn’t problem a notification with regard to extend of their salaries and allowances till Tuesday (tomorrow), the medical doctors throughout the province would go on strike from Wednesday, warned the Younger Medical doctors Affiliation Sindh.

The medics stated a abstract which might carry their salaries and different perks at par with their counterparts in Punjab awaited Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s approval and lamented that they weren’t being knowledgeable in regards to the cause behind delay in its approval.

Earlier, on Jan 30, the protesting medical doctors introduced to finish boycott of OPDs after profitable talks with the provincial authorities. Adviser to the CM on Info Murtaza Wahab had introduced that the talks between the federal government and protesting younger medics remained profitable.

“The OPDs shall be opened shortly as junior medical doctors have called-off their strike,” Wahab stated whereas addressing a press convention within the Sindh Meeting constructing together with the YDA office-bearers.

He stated medical doctors of Sindh shall be given allowances at par with their counterparts in Punjab. “Rs. 10,00Zero allowance shall be given to medical doctors, whereas home officer will get allowance of rs. 15,000,” the adviser stated.

He additional added that Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah will signal the abstract inside per week on this regard.

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