KARACHI: A 14-month old baby boy lost his life on Friday as doctors continued their protest, boycotting their medical duties.
The child was a resident of Orangi Town and died before doctors could diagnose him.
Employees of the National Institute of Child Health and Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre staged a protest on Friday for not receiving there health allowances.
Due to the protest, almost all health services remained suspended. However, emergency departments and intensive care units had stayed open and functional at JPMC
Hundreds of patients had to suffer, who had come from far-flung areas of the city and remote areas in Sindh and Balochistan had to return from the NICH.
A scuffle broke out when charged NICH workers marched to JPMC to protest.
JPMC’s executive director Prof Dr Anees Bhatti stopped the charged NICH workers from entering the hospital, which lead to a scuffle between both factions of protesters.
A heavy contingent of anti-rioting police arrived on the scene and prevented the scuffle.