KARACHI: Popular gastroenterologist Dr Saad Khalid Niaz returned his Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, which he was granted in 2013, to President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday.
The let down physician did it in demonstration over the federal government’s “ignorant attitude” towards medical care workers as well as experts who set their lives to conserve hundreds of countless people throughout the coronavirus pandemic, yet were refuted their share of the current civil awards supplied by the government to various segments of culture for their solutions.
He claimed he had formally dispatched his Tamgha-i-Imtiaz back to the federal government of Pakistan for its “failing” to honour the solutions and also dedication of healthcare workers as well as experts, a lot of whom put down their lives to offer the ailing humankind throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
” In a letter to President Dr Arif Alvi, I have returned my Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in demonstration,” Dr Niaz told Dawn.” [It] shows up that the government is not happy to honour the solutions and efforts of medical care fraternity during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 200 medical care workers have until now died because of Covid-19 in Pakistan however just two, out of 126 civil award receivers, were medical professionals this year, which is incredibly frustrating.”
President Dr Alvi had actually introduced the Pakistan Civil Awards for 126 meritorious individuals, including international nationals, in recognition of their services in different areas of life on Aug 14, 2021. There were, nonetheless, only 2 doctor in the checklist, whose names were forwarded from Sindh.
In demonstration, Dr Niaz, who was additionally awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz already president Asif Ali Zardari in 2013 for his services in the field of sophisticated gastroenterology, introduced relinquishing his civil award.
” If the health care specialists, employees and also scientists that offered tirelessly throughout the pandemic and even compromised their lives, are not honoured, I have nothing else option left yet to return my civil honor back to the government,” he said. “I feel very disappointed that in spite of requesting you as well as those recommended by you, there has actually been no reaction or action from the government’s side, further justifying my stance that medical fraternity’s efforts and sacrifices versus menace of Covid-19 were unfortunately and also disappointingly disregarded in the lately announced presidential honors.”
He claimed that over 200 health care experts, including physicians, paramedics as well as nurses shed their lives during the last 18 months while serving Covid-19 people, however no one cared to identify their services for the country and enduring humankind.