Police baton-charge protesting nurses in Karachi

Dr Muattar Hanif 02:22 PM, 12 Dec, 2020
KARACHI: The police baton-charged protesting SPSC written test passed contract nurses as they tried to march towards the Sindh Assembly for their regularization.

A female staff nurse got injured during the protest with a broken leg while several others also received injuries due to the police baton charge. The protest demonstration was held under the banner of COVID-19 Nurses Alliance Sindh.

The Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) written test passed nurses who were hired by the Sindh Health Department contract basis to fight against the coronavirus staged a protest demonstration for their regularization.

The protesters said that the SPSC written test passed nurses were hired for COVID-19 emergency duties and nurses had been working in the isolation wards round the clock in three shifts. They are not regularized on their posts yet and the concerned authorities failed to fulfill the promises they made to these nurses despite the lapse of several months.

Later, a six-member delegation of nurses met with the Secretary Health Sindh and others at the Sindh Secretariat. The protesters ended their protest demonstration on the assurance of the Secretary Health Sindh.

-MN Report