Police beat young doctors black and blue in Quetta
10 white coats injured: Police arrest 25 doctors and paramedics: Emergency wards in city’s hospitals shut down in protest
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At least ten young doctors were injured and 25 including paramedics were arrested as the police on Wednesday baton-charged the protesting young white coats in Quetta, after the protesters tried to enter the provincial capital’s red zone, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Quetta SSP (Operations) claimed that the police asked the young doctors to remain peaceful but they ignored their request and many of them have now been arrested only after they entered into the no-go red-zone area.
In response, a number of protesters attacked the police too after which the officers dragged the protesters and pushed them into police vans. They have been taken to the Kharotabad and Cantt police stations.
Later, the assistant commissioner reached the protest site and started negotiations with the protesters.
Young doctors and paramedics across Balochistan have been protesting for over four months now. Their demands are: better facilities, cheap medicines, and proper machinery at hospitals.
Reporter Rizwan Saeed