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Govt appoints new doctors as YDA strike enters eighth day

Govt appoints new doctors as YDA strike enters eighth day
August 8, 2017
LAHORE (92 News) – As the Young Doctors Association (YDA) strike enters its eighth day on Tuesday across the province, the provincial government appointed new doctors to replace the protesting doctors. The Young Doctors Association (YDA) continued its strike at Out Patients Departments (OPDs) and indoor wards of hospitals for the eighth day today across Punjab. Earlier, the administration of different hospitals across the province had terminated more than 60 young doctors. The Young Doctors’ Association (YDA) had staged a protest demonstration and strike in favor of their demands. The convoys of doctors from across the province had reached Lahore to participate in a Young Doctors’ Association (YDA) protest. The doctors of the association had demanded that the provincial health secretary, Najam Ahmad Shah, be removed from his position and the Central Induction Policy, introduced by him, be revoked. The strike by the young doctors has left hundreds of poor patients from far flung areas to suffer at many health care facilities across Punjab. Large number of poor people who had come from far-flung areas for treatment had to suffer due to strike by the young doctors.