ISLAMABAD – The staff of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Thursday began protest over non-release of salaries in lockdown state of affairs. A press release launched stated that workers have despatched video messages to the media and recorded their protest to apprise them of the bitter state of affairs being confronted by them and their home helpless state of affairs. The staff of the PMDC stated that they’ve been preventing for his or her jobs since 5 months which the federal government has taken away from them to facilitate the non-public medical and dental school mafia. Salamat, an worker who has labored as peon for 10 years and is a additionally a disabled particular person stated, “I started selling vegetables and fruits to run my house with three kids and old mother but now due to COVID-19, I am not able to even go out to earn money as I am the only bread winner of the house and have asthma.” “I and my family are starving and it is better to die with COVID-19 than seeing children die with hunger.” One other worker Zubair Bhutto who’s an assistant and labored in PMDC for 15 years stated he didnot get a penny as wage as he took mortgage final yr. He stated he has an outdated mother or father, one widow sister and two youngsters. He questioned to PM that if he’s so involved in regards to the labourers and each day wage workers, why he’s not taking discover of the injustice of Dr ZafarMirza in the direction of PMDC workers. He appealed the Chief Justice of Pakistan to assist PMDC workers on this matter. He stated “Our families are suffering and we have no hope from the Ministry of National Health Services as despite the landmark decision of the honourable court, the government is using delaying tactics to open PMDC.” Registrar PMDC Brig(R)Dr.Hafizuddin Ahmed Sadiqque stated that just about 250 workers of PMDC and their households are struggling badly and even considered one of our workers has misplaced his little one few days in the past as a result of lack of assets for the therapy. He stated that remainder of the staff are helpless with their poor monetary situation. “It is also very painful to see 250 families crying and suffering. What has COVID -19 to do with them when they are already dying due to hunger?”
He stated that PMDC is a really prestigious organisation and the one physique to control the medical and dental fraternity however sadly it has been ruined.
In the meanwhile, 15,000 new docs may have been inducted in home jobs that are sitting ineffective at houses simply as a result of closure of PMDC.
He added round 50,000 docs will not be in a position to renew their registrations and these docs may have been very useful on this state of affairs.