PESHAWAR, 23 April: The paramedical staff in all the government hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have ended their two-day protest after acceptance of their demands.

The protest was called off today after the provincial government assured to accept demands regarding service structure and pay scale.

The visitors at government hospitals faced many difficulties due to protest of the paramedical staff. The visiting patients were forced to carryout medical tests from laboratories outside the hospitals as the paramedical staff had locked wards and laboratories.

The general public has called upon the doctors and paramedical staff to end the practice of observing protests as their profession is known for to saving precious lives and such protests cast a blemish on their noble profession.

“I had undergone a surgery at Timergara Hospital where the paramedical staff were sitting on the floor and they were not providing me any treatment arguing that they are observing protest. The government should pay heed to their demands,” a patient, who suffered due to protest, told TNN.

“We have been deprived of treatment facilities. Some people are enduring pain, while others are suffering from other diseases. What is our fault that we are facing so many difficulties in hospitals,” another patient said.

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