Sindh Young Nurses Association (SYNA) has announced to boycott work in hospitals province-wide and organize a sit-in at Karachi Press Club (KPC) from today.
President SYNA, Aijaz Kaleri, claims that the Sindh health department has consistently been undermining the efforts of frontline health workers by transferring them without any reason amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Transfer of nurses has become a matter of daily routine. Whenever nurses raise their voice for their rights, Sindh health department either initiates legal action against them on flimsy grounds or transfers them to a different hospital as revenge.
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Sindh health department has yet to pay Coronavirus risk allowance and health professional allowance to the nurses risking their lives in order to save COVID-19 patients while working with inadequate personal protection, SYNA President added.
SYNA will be demanding from the Sindh government to put a halt to transfers until the Coronavirus outbreak is contained, immediately disburse Coronavirus risk allowance, to ensure the provision of large quantities of PPEs, to take action against thousands of ghost employees, and implement a service structure.
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Aijaz Kaleri has urged all nurses to join the sit-in outside KPC and record their protest against the Sindh health department. Nurses unable to join the sit-in at KPC have been directed by SYNA to stage demonstrations at press clubs of their cities.