KARACHI - Young Doctors Association (YDA) Sindh has decided to stage no protest in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), while boycott of OPDs in all public hospitals of the province will remain continue. The decision of termination of protest only in JPMC was taken simply to expose the real face of Joint Action Committee (JAC) of JPMC, which is observing complete closure of operation theatres, OPDs and laboratories at JPMC against the devolution of JPMC to province, said President YDA Sindh Dr Abbass Shah while talking to The Nation on Tuesday. He said that YDA Sindh is observing protest across the province in public hospitals to gain the attention of the government towards the problems of doctors community and their solution, adding: We demand enhancement in our salaries and stipends in Sindh like other provinces. He claimed that the suspension of basic activities, like operations, is entirely immoral and against the ethics of the medical profession. It is pertinent to mention here that due to the protest of JAC, hundreds of operations were suspended during a few days at JPMC, while thousands of patients have faced lost of problems due to the suspension of OPDs. Due to the immoral way of protest of JAC, following the line of JPMC Administration, has forced us to temporarily suspend our protest only in JPMC, he said, adding that the YDA protest will be continued in all public hospitals across the province, while doctors of the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) will also observe protest. He said that around 47 days have passed but the provincial government did nothing in term of increasing drafting new and modified salary structure for doctors belonging to Sindh. He said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah is just making promises for the solutions of our problems. It is pertinent to mention here that Sindh Chief Minister has recently said that the government, as per the directives of President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, has prioritized the problems of the doctors in the province. We have received proposals from the provincial health ministry for the betterment of doctors community; we are considering and in the up-coming budget some concrete steps will be taken for the solution of problems of medics. Dr Shah said that the government is not taking interest in the solution of doctors problems, which shows there is a lack of political will. PPI adds: The strike on the call of Joint Action Committee of three federal hospitals of Karachi, JPMC, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), and National Institute of Child Health (NICH) continued on Monday on the 14th consecutive day against the proposed decentralisation of these hospitals.