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PIMS Doctors Strike Continues on 7th Day, 800 Operations Postponed

Islamabad (October 8, 2017): Pakistan Institute of Medical Science Doctors and paramedical staff continued their protest for the seventh consecutive day demanding the separation of PIMS, which is the constituent hospital of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, from the latter.

More than 35 units in the hospital remain shut and only the emergency and critical health units are open, leaving patients troubled. More than 800 medical operations have been cancelled in a week.

The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) minister has sent the bill containing the protesters’ demands to the law minister.

One of the protesters said that the “PIMS treats thousands for patients for free. However, it’s dependence on the university will give university administration the right to decide who will be given treatment.”

Another protester said that the university wants to minimise its staff and keep the least number of people employed. Many will lose their jobs as a result of this, he added.

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