ISLAMABAD: On Friday, employees of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) resumed their protest against the Medical Teaching Institution (MTI) Ordinance, which specifies that a board of governors would operate the hospital (BoG).
Protesters said that once the ordinance is repealed, they will continue to fight.
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Dr Hyder Abbasi, Grad Health Alliance spokesperson, said that front line health staff are on Islamabad’s roads against MTI, which should be a matter of concern to policymakers.
He said the government should resolve the grievances of health care staff urgently on a priority basis, adding that under Dr Asfandyar Khan’s leadership, they stand united.
The government will have the contentious MTI to take back, he said.
The workers had a good demonstration at D-Chowk on Thursday and we will continue until our demands are fulfilled. Both personnel and their agencies are unified, like YDA, YCA, Paramedics Union, nursing organisations, [non-gazetted and accounts] police, he added.
Apart from others, chief Sharafatullah Khan of the All Pakistan Paramedics Association also addressed protesting workers. Dr Tariq, Nawaz Lali, Saeed Marwat, Liaqat Ogahi, Rabnawaz Lanjar, Shahid Jan Khattak, Jawad Khan, Tariq Mattu and others were the other speakers.