Physicians suspend their strike [Archives:2009/1224/Local News]

January 12 2009

Khaled Al-Hilaly
SANA'A, Jan 11 )The Yemeni Physicians and Pharmacists Syndicate has urged its members to suspend their strike after learning of the arrest of the brother and cousin of the man who stabbed Dr. Al-Qadasi late last December.

After a partial strike for three days, doctors had been on full strike since Tuesday in Sana'a private and public hospitals in protest at the attack on Dr. Derhem Al-Qadasi last month. The physicians held a sit-in in front of prime minister's office on Tuesday to condemn the incident and demand the perpetrators be brought to justice.

Dr. Al-Qadasi, specialist in anesthesia and intensive care in the Science and Technology University private hospital, is unconscious in intensive care after he was stabbed by an armed group who stormed the hospital at the end of December.

Although many doctors were on strike, some of them still couldn't ignore patients' pains. During the strike, they provided patients with urgent and serious treatment.

“Such incidents are harmful to the future of medical practice in Yemen