ISLAMABAD The representatives of the non-medical staff, nurses and paramedical staff of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) have demanded of the Secretary Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) to constitute a new committee consisting of all the stakeholders so that issues of enhanced salaries, regularisation and better service structures for health professionals can be resolved amicably. A meeting of non-medical staff, nurses and paramedical staff was held at PIMS wherein they rejected the strike call given by the Young Doctors Association saying that the prolonged strikes had been causing hardships for the patients. They also rejected the new health pay scale for health professionals announced by the defunct Health Ministry. They were of the view only few doctors are in favour of the new service structure and for its implementation they have been giving strike calls again and again. Manzar Abbas Naqvi from All Non-Medical Health Employees Association speaking during the meeting said the new service structure was formulated without consultations with all the stakeholders thus they all have severe reservations on it and if it is implemented due to the pressure of doctors strike it will have far-reaching effect. They sought incentives and better packages while remaining in the existing basic pay scale. They also demanded of the CADD Secretary Junaid Iqbal to form a new committee having the representation of all the stakeholders so that the proposals can be acceptable to all the employees. Meanwhile, the doctors at PIMS observed strike and held protest demonstrations on the second consecutive day against the non-implementation of the new service structure for health professionals. All the health care services including Elective Operation Theatre, Outpatient Departments (OPDs) and wards remained close except emergency services. All the health professionals including (medical and dental), allied specialists, pharmacists, nurses, paramedics and support services personnel of the Federal hospitals except doctors had already shown reservations on the new service structure and rejected it when it was announced.