Doctors, paramedics on frontline in war against virus continue protest
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Doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in Punjab continued their strike on Sunday and said the protests would continue till their demands are met.
It has been 11 days since the protest was launched by the Grand Health Alliance. For a second consecutive day, Grand Alliance members did their Iftar at specialised healthcare wards across the city.
It was reported that the current sit-in would continue in Ramazan, while Sehar and Iftar would be observed at the Ministry of Health.
Health workers have complained for weeks that the country’s hospitals are suffering chronic shortages of safety gear, prompting the arrest of more than 50 doctors who called for more supplies in Quetta earlier this month.
The Young Doctors Association (YDA) claimed that the frontline staff had been left vulnerable, with more than 150 medical workers testing positive for the virus nationwide.