Paramedics protest enters 28th day
Lahore (June 6, 2012) – Paramedics continue their strike for 28th consecutive day across Punjab.
Paramedics in Punjab continued protest on Wednesday for the demands of revised service structure, health professional allowance and regularisation of contract employees.
The paramedics closed down the out-patient departments (OPDs), indoors and other departments of the hospitals to record their protest against lack of interest on the part of the health department to resolve outstanding issues of employees.
Meanwhile, laboratory technician, ECG technician, x-ray technician and MRI technicians also abandoned their work while the continued work only at emergency wards, ICUs and CCUs.
Dozens of the paramedics demonstrated against the provincial government at all divisional headquarters and chanted slogans in favour of their demands.
The protesters lamented that demands have not been fulfilled since last year even after the assurance of Punjab government.
The angry demonstrators threatened to close emergency if their demands were not met.