The Grand Health Alliance ended its protest on Saturday after the Punjab health secretary assured them that their demands would be fulfilled. The alliance was demanding that the government provide them with personal protective equipment to prevent healthcare workers from contracting the novel coronavirus. They had been asking for the equipment for more than two weeks.
Saudi ministry of health has rejected Pakistan’s MS/MD degree, claiming it lacks structured training programme, a mandatory requirement to hire medics against important positions. This comes as a shock to hundreds of highly qualified medics who are now rendered jobless. After KSA, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain also removed the degrees from eligibility list of highest paid tier.