Lahore: Young nurses continued their protest on the fourth consecutive day on Thursday to press the government in favour of their demands, and they have split into three groups now, AAJ News reported.
In a late night development on Wednesday, the protesting nurses split into three groups when the senior nursing staff left the venue of agitation after negotiations with the health authorities.
However, on yesterday, they were split into two groups.
The young nurses who were appointed on an ad hoc basis vowed to continue their agitation. Gathered on Egerton Road at 10am on Tuesday, they continued to occupy the road till Wednesday night. They refused to leave the place till the reinstatement of their young colleagues and regularisation of their services.
On Thursday, the health department conveyed a message to the protesting nurses that they could not be regularised under the given rules due to their ad hoc status. The nurses, however, rejected the claim of the health department.
On the arrival of DG Nursing Rukhsana, they started their queries about their seats. “The Punjab Public Service Commission will allocate 3,000 seats to 3,000 nurses”, she answered. But this offer has been rejected by the protesting nurses.
The protest will be continued until they receive a notification regarding their demands, they said.