Frontline health workers ignored, Ration distributed, Beggars in full swing in Zhob

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Zhob (By Rafiullah Mandokhail) Para Medical Staff Association Zhob chapter staged a protest demonstration – following the SOP of social distancing, against the provincial government for ignoring the frontline health workers fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic here at the District Headquarters civil hospital. The protest was attended by Para medics in a large number despite fasting and sizzling heat.

Addressing the protesters, PPMA District President Muhammad Tahir Hotak said that following the spread of Covid-19 pandemic across the globe, particularly in Pakistan, both the federal and provincial governments announced incentives for those health workers fighting on the frontline against coronavirus, but the incompetent provincial government of Balochistan, instead of providing them privileges, initiated an inquiry against the staff members in Quetta.

PPMA condemns the act of the government in strongest words. He called upon the provincial government to give additional basic salary to all the health staff working at the government-run hospitals without any discrimination.

“Para medical staff Zhob has always rendered sacrifices and played key role for the rights of health staff and vowed to continue its struggle for their rights in every nook and corner of the province,” he said.

He further said that the federal government and the KP government had announced a basic salary for those who are battling against the virus, but in Balochistan, those who are fighting on the frontline have been completely ignored and the blue eyed have been obliged. He alleged. Paramedics wore black armbands and hoisted black flag on hospital building in protest.

Ration packages distributed among 350 families in rural parts of the district

ZHOB: Hundreds of needy and deserving families received ration bags containing essential food items during amid the prevailing lockdown in the province here in different rural parts of the district.

Human Development Foundation team in the supervision of Team Leader HDF Naeem Gul Mandokhail, distributed rations among needy and daily-wage workers, who have been rendered jobless in the wake of the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“The team distributed ration among 350 deserving families in this time of trial in different villages including Takkei, Sangay Ghar, Hussainzai, Sheikhan, Wyala and Deragei. The ration packages contained flour, ghee, sugar, tea, rice, pulses and rice.

“We will defeat coronavirus at every cost as the morale of nation is high against Covid-19 pandemic. Ration packages distributed fairly without any discrimination,” adding it was HDF prime priority to support those who were deprived of any assistance and support them during the lockdown.

Human Development Foundation has been struggling over a decade for social mobilization, health, education and for the improvement of peoples’ living standard in the poverty stricken parts of the country.

BEGGERS: As Eid is just round the corner, the beggars having a roaring business mostly women and children adopting different tactics are seen roaming in the streets of the city. The beggars cause inconvenience to people visiting bazaars for Eid shopping. They can be seen roaming freely and minting money in all parts of the city despite lockdown, but an effective action against them is yet to be taken.

Beggar women carrying infants in their laps, aged men and children exhibiting different disabilities to win people’s sympathies and get alms from dawn to dusk in the city.

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