Karachi (April 7, 2011): Sindh government has formed a committee to review the demands of the young doctors.
This was stated by Sindh Health Minister, Dr Sagheer Ahmed, during a meeting with the office-bearers of the Young Doctors Association (Sindh) who called on him on Thursday.
The committee comprised the health and some other ministers as well as officials.
The minister told the young doctors that their demands would be presented before the committee at the earliest.
Dr Ahmed assured the YDA office-bearers of his support and cooperation in getting their issues resolved.
The YDA office-bearers informed the health minister of the disparities between their salaries and that of those young doctors who worked in the hospitals run by the federal government.
They told the health minister that the working conditions at the provincial hospitals were not conducive where even the very basic facilities were missing.
They said they got mistreated by people from different walks of life while performing their professional duties.
Meanwhile, the YDA office-bearers also called on PIMA (Karachi chapter) President, Ahmed Salman Ghauri, and other members of its working council and sought their guidance and cooperation in fulfillment of their demands.
PIMA office-bearers told the visiting guests that they had already been engaged in talks with the provincial government on issues facing the young doctors.
The members of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) urged their colleagues to remain peaceful and continue their struggle without hurting the interests of the patient
(Published in “TheNews” on Friday, April 8, 2011)