QUETTA: Doctors in government and private hospitals of Quetta continued observing their strike Monday for the 13th consecutive day.
The strike was called by the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Balochistan chapter and other organizations against the kidnapping of a fellow senior doctor of Bolan Medical Complex (BMC), Dr Ghulam Rasool.
Unknown armed men had abducted psychiatrist Dr Ghulam Rasool of BMC hospital from Brewery Road on Wednesday August 1, two days after a kidnapped senior surgeon of the same college Dr Din Mohammad Bangulzai had been released.
Dr Rasool was on his way home after performing his duty at BMC when armed men intercepted and kidnapped him.
The paramedical staff along with doctors boycotting their duties, while patients, especially from far-flung areas are facing severe difficulties after the doctors stopped performing their duties in out patient departments (OPDs).
However, few doctors and paramedics were present at casualty and emergency wards to attend to patients
The Balochistan government has formed a committee for the recovery of Dr Ghulam Rasool, however, no advancement has been made so far.
Balochistan doctors have vowed continuing their strike until the return of Dr Ghulam Rasool.