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Torture on doctor: YDA boycotts OPDs across Punjab

11:06 AM | 1 Jun, 2023
Torture on doctor: YDA boycotts OPDs across Punjab
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LAHORE – The Young Doctors Association has launched a widespread protest across Punjab in a forceful response to the recent act of violence against a doctor at the Children’s Hospital of Lahore.

As a result of this protest, outdoor wards in hospitals throughout the province have been shut down by the association, as they demand the implementation of anti-terrorism measures against those responsible for violent acts.

This immediate closure of outdoor patient departments (OPDs) in hospitals across Punjab is causing significant inconvenience for patients in need of medical attention.

The catalyst for this protest was a shocking incident that occurred at the Children’s Hospital just one day ago.

Tragically, a child, whose identity remains undisclosed, passed away while receiving treatment. The family members, overwhelmed by grief and frustration, directed their anger towards the doctors and nurses responsible for the child’s care, subjecting them to brutal torture.

During the incident, one doctor suffered a fractured arm, while the nurses endured mistreatment from the enraged family members.

The severity of the attack prompted the Young Doctors Association to take swift action. They suspended all indoor and outdoor medical services at the Children’s Hospital and announced a sit-in protest on Ferozepur Road to voice their concerns and demand justice for the assaulted medical professionals.

Five individuals have been accused in a registered case. According to the First Information Report (FIR), the enraged relatives of the deceased attempted to kill the doctors. The accused not only resorted to physical violence but also targeted female doctors and nurses, causing them harm.

As the protest continues, patients throughout Punjab are grappling with the closure of outdoor wards, facing difficulties in accessing essential medical services.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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