Massive agitation against hospitals’ privatization starting from Dec 17

KARACHI: Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association (PPMSA) Sindh’s President, Mohammad Ismail Jiskani, on Wednesday rejected the proposed privatization policy of the government hospitals in Sindh.

In his statement, Jiskani said privatization policy of Sindh hospitals are not acceptable and paramedics will not allow provincial government to hand over public hospitals to Non-Governmental Organizations.

He said paramedics had devised a plan to erect black banners outside the Basic Health Units (BHUs), Rural Health Centres (RHCs), Taluka Health Units (THUs), and District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) across the Sindh province from 17 December while paramedical staff will wear black ribbons to condemn proposed privatization policy of Sindh government-run hospitals .

He said Sindh government had created uncertainty among the doctors, nurses and paramedics by such move, which was unacceptable. He said PPMSA had also planned complete shutter down on 22 December throughout the Sindh province while rallies will also be taken out from District Headquarter Hospitals to local press clubs.