The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Monday strongly condemned the growing incidents of violence against the medical community and demanded that the government provide doctors them security.
An emergency meeting of the Central and Karachi chapters of the PMA Karachi was held in thye city with Professor S.Tipu Sultan in the chair.
The meeting strongly condemned the attack in Karachi on Dr. Foston Dido, a foreign doctor working with the WHO It also condemned the killing of Dr. M. Ishaq, associated with the anti-polio drive in Gadap Town Karachi and the kidnapping of surgeon Dr. Din Mohammad Baloch, an Associate Professor at BMC in Quetta.
The PMA showed extreme concern about the deteriorating situation of law and order in the country in general and the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh in particular.
“It seems as there is no rule of law or writ of the government in these provinces. The doctors and other health workers are taking part in the anti-polio campaign as their national duty, but the government failed to provide them any protection despite the serious threats.” PMA demanded that the culprits who attack and kill doctors should be brought to justice.