Young Nurses Association splits over ending sit-in

03 Jun, 2016 12:40 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The Young Nurses Association (YNA) protesting outside Punjab Assembly for the last five days against the government for not fulfilling their demands of health risk allowances and service structure reforms has splits into two factions on Friday.

The nurses have boycotted emergency wards of different hospitals until their demands are met.

One faction announced to end the strike after dialogues with the government officials while the other faction refused to end the protest and demanded the nurses be given permanent status.

The agitating protesters chanted slogans against the government for not approving their basic rights. Young nurses have warned of continuing the protest till the acceptance of their demands.

The nurses have boycotted their indoor-and-outdoor duties and marched towards the Charring Cross. Their boycott has already sparked a myriad of problems for public hospital patients.

A severe traffic mess was witnessed at the Faisal Chowk due to the nurses’ sit-in after nurses called for implementation of the announced service structure as well as their health risk allowance.

Previously, their talks with the Punjab CM Adviser on Health failed. They said that they were not being granted the service structure despite several assurances.

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