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Private hospitals association announces support to PMA strike call on Feb 2

KARACHI: Private Hospitals and Clinics Association on Friday announced its support to Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) strike against doctor’s target killing on February 2.

The offices bearers of private hospitals and clinics association Dr Junaid Ali Shah and Dr Qaisar Sajjad have said that all Out Door Patients Departments (OPD)’s will remain close on February 2 due to PMA strike call.

The officer bearers also demanded government to arrest culprits involved in doctor’s target killing and given them punishments.

They also said that in next phase operation theatres, wards and consultants clinics of private hospitals and clinics will be closed.

The provincial government will be responsible for grievances faced by masses on protest day in government and private hospitals.

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Karachi, President Prof Dr Idrees Adhi said targeted killing of doctors was going on for more than two decades and it had claimed over 150 lives of their colleagues. He said the PMA as mother organisation had been raising voice to stop that brutality. He said 17 innocent doctors lost lives in target killing incidents in 2014 and four in first 20 days of 2015.