More than 30 physicians and medical students were arrested in Eastern City of Lahore in Pakistan in connection with several days of rioting, reported Am. Med. News.

The physicians were protesting against the new regulations requiring them to appear in a competitive examination before their selection for employment in government owned state hospitals.

The need to introduce competitive exam. Arose in order to solve the problem of filling 850 available slots for which nearly 3,500 had applied.

Article extracted from this publication >>  November 29, 1985