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Fourth patient dies as doctors’ strike continue at Karachi’s JPMC

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KARACHI: Another patient died at the Karachi’s Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center on Thursday as the ongoing strike by doctors entered the third day.

The doctors have threatened to shut down hospital’s emergency ward as well if their demands were not met.

This is the fourth patient to die at the hospital in the past two days. The man named, Mohammad Rizwan, was admitted at the neurosurgery ward number 6 of the hospital yesterday, waiting to be operated upon. But due to the protest at the hospital, his operation was postponed, resulting in his death today.

Earlier, three patients had already died as the doctors boycotted the out patients department and the emergency ward.

Since Tuesday, the JPMC doctors’ association is protesting against the hospital administration and demanding the removal of Dr Seemin Jamali and Dr Tasneem Ahsan from their posts.

The protesters are also demanding that the hospital administration must be transferred to the province.

However, emergency ward in the hospital is open whereas the medical staff is unavailable at OPDs. Hundreds of scheduled operations have also been cancelled during the strike.

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Asad Haroon
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