People protesting in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
People protesting in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

People in PoK protest against lack of health, education facilities

ANI | Updated: Oct 18, 2018 18:19 IST

Kotli/Muzaffarabad [PoK], Oct 18 (ANI): People in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) continue to face troubles due to the incompetence of the local authorities.
In Kotli city, the residents have protested against the doctors of District Headquarter Hospital Kotli over the negligence in the treatment of a female patient.
The protesters alleged that doctors removed the woman's uterus without any emergency and she was thrown out of the hospital without any medical treatment.
They also accused the doctors of allegedly assaulting them. "When doctors came out, I requested them to listen to us. But, the doctors, including the MS (Medical Superintendent) pushed us and threatened us. The victim is lying on the ground for the past one week, but there is no one to take care of her," a protester said.
Another protester said, "We were sitting on a protest when 60-70 doctors came in a group. When we asked them about negligence in providing treatment to the woman and asked as to why no inquiry has been initiated in the matter, they started beating us badly."
Meanwhile, in Bagh district of PoK, education remains disrupted as teachers have been on a strike since the past few days. The Bagh Teachers' Organisation under the leadership of Sardar Arif Shaheen carried out a protest rally demanding a better pay scale.
The protesting teachers told the government that they will continue to hold rally until their demands are met. (ANI)