BAHAWALPUR - Hundreds of nurses continued protest in favour of their demands on the 4th consecutive day of strike here Thursday and blocked Circular Road to condemn the indifferent attitude of the Punjab government and police which tortured the protesting nurses in Lahore. They criticised the dual standards of the rulers and demanded justice and increase in their salary packages as given to the doctors to provide them relief as well as recruit more nurses to remove the shortage of staff in hospitals. The nurses remarked that protest and strike would continue till the acceptance of their demands. Meanwhile, the patients have been facing a great deal of hardship and trouble due to the strike of the nurses as they have not been performing duties in the hospitals for the last four days. The attendants of the patients have expressed deep concern over the ongoing situation and demanded early solution of the issue to save the lives of the patients.