Young doctors refuse to work at PIMS OPD

By: INP      Published: 08:32 PM, 18 Mar, 2020
Young doctors refuse to work at PIMS OPD
–File photo of young doctors.

The Young Doctors Association (YDA) has refused to work in Outdoor Patient Department of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) over lack of measures against the global epidemic coronavirus.

President of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) Islamabad Dr Fazal said that the government has completely failed in protection of doctors from the coronavirus working at the hospital.

The YDA Islamabad President said that the government could not even provide masks to the doctors over repeated demands.

Dr Afzal said that the coronavirus could be spread among not only in the hospital staff as well as the patients in this government incompetence. In this situation the YDA has decided to suspend the OPD’s services for the protection of the patients and the doctors will not work in the OPD’s from tomorrow.

President YDA demanded to transfer the isolation ward and the corona center to the Federal General Hospital and said that our purpose is take protective measures instead of protest, however he said that doctors will be available at the corona counter and the emergency all the time.