Protest on call of PMA in Larkana

LARKANA: After closing down all operation theatres and boycotting OPDs on the call of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Larkana chapter, the doctors held a demonstration inside the Chandka Medical College Hospital here on Monday morning against what they called life attempt on Dr. Rajib Deenari, Dr. Aslam Soomro and a dispenser, at a local private medical centre.

The Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) paramedical staff also joined them. They chanted slogans against Larkana police for keeping Dr. Deenari in their custody at a police station.

PMA president Dr. Shah Baig Chandio, general secretary Dr. Ikram Tunio, Prof: Malik Hussain Jalbani, Dr. Raja Lakhair, paramedics leaders Shahi Khan Jagirani, Zulfiqar Sahto, Ghulam Hussain Langah and others said that attack on doctors are being made by criminals to blackmail them for extortion money. They said that black sheep in the police department are helping the criminal gangs who are openly operating in Larkana district.

They warned that if such acts took place in future all hospital wards will be locked up and massive protest will be initiated. They further said that a legal committee will be constituted by the PMA to face this situation and PMA will fully support those doctors who have so far suffered at the hands of the notorious criminals.

Meanwhile, hundreds of poor patients who arrived here from far flung & remote areas of many districts of upper Sindh to get specialized medical treatment to save their precious lives suffered badly due to closure of the Hospital main OPDs, pathological Labs, x-rays and ultrasounds only Emergency was allowed to function. Since it was the first day of the new week therefore rush of the people was witnessed everywhere.

Sources here said that a patient Ishaque Bhutto had died after operation carried out by Dr. Deenari at a private medical centre. The heirs of the deceased manhandled the doctor and others staff for the botched operation & broke its widows and equipment. Later they held protest demonstration & blocked Bakrani Tower roundabout late last night demanding stern action against the doctor.