Karachi (August 4, 2017): The Sindh High Court chief justice (CJ) has taken suo motu notice of the alleged torture on lady doctor and paramedic in Umerkot by district and sessions court staff on court premises.
Dr Kiran and Lady Health Visitor (LHV) Tejan, staffers at District Headquarters Hospital Umerkot, alleged in a press conference that they were taken by police officers from their homes to the judicial complex, where they were physically manhandled by court officials and police on the pretext of denying to visit the residence of a civil judge for treatment of his son.The Sindh High Court CJ took suo motu notice of the case after videos of the lady doctor and paramedic went viral on social media and electronic and print media reported on the incident.
The Pakistan Medical Association and Paramedical Association Umerkot have taken out a rally from Civil Hospital to the press club. They also boycotted the Out-Patient Department and demanded justice for the hospital staffers.
The protest was led by Umerkot Civil Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Jam Kumbhar, Dr Kiran, Dr Lela Pardeep and Asif Janjhi of the Paramedical Association Umerkot.