ISLAMABAD: Doctors and paramedical staff of public hospitals in Islamabad are observing a strike for the second consecutive day today, Aaj News reported.
According to the reports, the protesters have vowed to continue their sit-in at NADRA Crossing until their demand for resuming the allowance is met by the government.
On Tuesday, ugly scenes were witnessed at Nadra Crossing, where a clash between police and protesters demanding restoration of health risk allowance left 25 doctors, nurses, paramedical and non-medical staff injured and hospitalised, and another 15 arrested.
However, the emergencies of all federal government hospitals have been opened after the successful negotiations between government and doctors.
Earlier, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) had given a 48-hour ultimatum to the government for fulfillment of its demand for restoration of the health risk allowance. When the deadline lapsed on Monday, it issued a call for a sit-in outside the Prime Minister’s Secretariat on Tuesday.