Young Nurses Association protest – Nurses split into two groups
A group of the nurses announced to end their sit-in while the others continued their protest
Lahore (Dunya News TV / Wednesday, March 12, 2014) – Protesting young nurses in Lahore have split into two groups after several nurses opposed general secretary’s announcement of ending sit-in following talks with the government committee, Dunya News reported on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Young Nurses Association (YNA) held a protest rally from Club Chowk to Egerton Road and staged a sit-in against the sacking of nursing employees as well as non-regularisation of nurses in Punjab.
Last night, provincial health advisor Khwaja Salman Rafiq held a meeting with the Young Nurses Association (YNA) and assured that case regarding regularisation of 814 nurses has been forwarded to the government.
On this, YNA General Secretary Shahnaz Kausar announced to end sit-in but several nurses insisted on continuing with the protest until their demands were met.
The protesting nurses did not accept any verbal assurance by provincial authorities.
The traffic remained blocked during the protest which caused great inconvenience to the motorists.
The nurses had withdrawn their services from OPD and indoor wards, however, they continued emergency cover in hospitals.