Hospital services suspended as paramedics go on strike


The paramedics of government hospitals across Punjab province on Thursday continued their protest strike for the second consecutive day in favour of their demands.
According to details, paramedical staffs of government-run hospitals in Lahore, Faisalabad, Vehari, Lodhran, Bahawalpur, Multan, Gujranwala, Jhang and other cities of Punjab were on strike over non-implemention of service structure. The protesting paramedics threatened to stop services in emergency as well during next phase of their protest if their demands were not fulfilled on priority basis. Meanwhile, patients and attendants at various hospitals of the province had to face hardships due to the strike. Hundreds of operations were cancelled at Nishtar Hospital Multan, Institute of Cardiology, Civil Hospital, Allied Hospital Faisalabad, Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur, districts hospitals of Vehari, Lodhran, Gujranwala, Jhang and other hospitals due to non-availability of paramedical staff.
The patients and their attendants demanded of the provincial government resolve the issue immediately.