KARACHI: The protest of nurses across Sindh entered the fifth day on Monday as the paramedical staff continued with their sit-in outside the Karachi Press Club, seeking implementation of their demands including the enactment of the fourth-tier formula.
Sources in the Sindh government told Hum News that the government was considering adopting a legal course to resolve the issue once for all. According to the sources, the Sindh health department had accepted the demands of the nurses but the finance department had objected to the summary forwarded to it earlier.
The sources said that the Sindh government was also in touch with Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa governments to know about the perks and privileges and allowances being offered to the nurses and other paramedical staffs.
As part of the protest, nurses boycotted tending to patients in outpatient departments, wards, intensive-care units and operation theatres, pressing the Sindh government to accept their genuine demands including the implementation of professional allowance, time-scale and stipend for the nursing students.
Patients visiting government hospitals across Sindh suffered badly due to the ongoing protest of the nurses.