ISLAMABAD - The young doctors of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) postponed their plan to hold a strike after the hospital administration met their demands of establishing permanent police check post and an alarm system at the hospital for the security of doctors and paramedical staff.
The demands were put forward after October 13 incident in which a 60-year-old woman, was brought to the Pims after being injured in a road accident, had died and her relatives alleging that the patient passed away due to negligence of the doctors had beaten up the two doctors.
In protest, the doctors at the emergency department went on a strike but after an hour closure of the emergency they had resumed their duties. Since then the health officials have been demanding stringent security measures for the hospital staff. The young doctors held a meeting with Deputy Executive Director Dr. Ayesha Essani on Monday regarding the security of doctors and paramedical staff. It was discussed to install an alarm system to gather the security staff at the place of incident immediately.