YDA stages protest against suspension of Benazir Bhutto Hospital MS


RAWALPINDI: Young doctors from three government-run hospitals on Wednesday protested against the suspension of Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Tariq Niazi.

On the call of Young Doctors Association (YDA) of Allied Hospitals, over 300 doctors including paramedical staff held a demonstration in the premises of BBH.

Carrying placards inscribing their demands, the doctors chanted slogans to restore MS immediately.

The doctors were led by YDA BBH President Dr Rana Mohammad Azeem, Holy Family Hospital President Dr Ashfaq Niazi and District Headquarters Hospital President Dr Shahid Fida.

Talking to APP, Azeem said the notification of BBH MS suspension on Monday caused great unrest among young doctors. “We demanded the provincial government to cancel the orders of suspension and will spread our protest demonstrations if our demands are not met,” he added.

Earlier on February 4, the Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education (SHC&ME) secretary had suspended the BBH MS Dr Tariq Masood Khan Niazi on account of negligence and misconduct with immediate effect and directed him to report to SHC&ME.

The additional charge of BBH MS had been given to Dr Samina Shaheen in addition to her duties till the arrival of a regular incumbent, the notification said.