Contractual doctors in occupied Gilgit Baltistan demand job regularization

Updated:10 months ago IST

Gilgit (Pakistan occupied Kashmir), March 16 (ANI): A group of contractual medical practitioners gathered in Gilgit Press Club in the city of Gilgit, the capital of Pakistan’s occupied region to protest against the local as well as the federal government that have turned deaf ear to their demands of job regularization. It’s not just the new appointees but even the medical specialists who have been working relentlessly for years for the people and state’s cause on an unsteady payroll have remained victims of Pakistan’s indifferent attitude. Doctors have also accused the government of a novercal treatment to the people of the Gilgit-Baltistan as their compatriots in the other parts of the country do not have to face such apathy. Islamabad which has been mistreating the people of the region for last seven decades has denied these doctors their basic rights despite them working in the most treacherous and inhumane conditions. The local government which is hand in glove with the federal administration has been complicit in the systematic suppression of these doctors and has made no tangible efforts to support the cause of these lifesavers. These medicos, who already face innumerable hindrances before making the cut to become doctors for the governments, are then subjected to unethical and immoral practices after finding jobs. For decades now, no government has benefitted the locals even a bit and they continue to suffer at the hands of the suppressive administration. The medical sector has also crumbled owing to degrading medical facilities as there are no permanent doctors in the hospital.

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