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Young Doctors Hold Protest Against Police Action In Quetta

Young Doctors Association (YDA) on Wednesday held a rally in Quetta against the police action that took place during their protest on Monday over the non-availability of protective gear.

The rally proceeded from Civil Hospital to chief minister’s secretariat where the doctors chanted slogans against the provincial government for not providing protective gear to doctors.

While responding to the situation, Chief Minister Jam Kamal tweeted, “I have heard that YDA again doing agitation now.” The CM said that he wished the doctors could serve and give thier energy and time ‘more’ on addressing the emmergency situation prevailing in the province.

On Wednesday, YDA announced an end to their boycott after reaching an agreement with the provincial government. The provincial minister Zmarak Khan announced that the government had accepted the rightful demands put forward by the YDA. “We stand with doctors and the paramedical staff,” he said during a press conference with the YDA’s president, Dr Yasir Khan.

Earlier, the doctors’ association had announced a boycott of their services in hospitals across Balochistan on Monday after Quetta police baton-charged doctors for protesting near the CM House. On the occasion, 150 doctors were arrested for protesting against the lack of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in hospitals across the province to treat coronavirus patients.

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