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Grand Health Alliance refuses to treat any arrested lawyer, issue MLC

Grand Health Alliance refuses to treat any arrested lawyer, issue MLC
December 13, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – The Grand Health Alliance (GHA) on Friday announced not to treat any arrested lawyer at Mayo Hospital and issue a medico-legal certificate (MLC) for him. Addressing a press conference, the GHA office-bearers threatened to stop work across the province if the government or any minister forced them to treat the arrested lawyer. On the other hand, doctors and paramedics continued the strike against the PIC incident in several hospitals across the province. Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) remained closed for the second day since the lawyers’ attack. Work could not be started in Emergency, Outdoor Patients Department (OPD) and Indoor. Owing to closure of the PIC, patients are suffering for unavailability of treatment. The work to restore the building and machines is continuing.
Govt to compensate loss, damage of vehicles of doctors
On the other hand, a high level meeting was held at Punjab Institute of Cardiology in Lahore with Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmeen Rashid in the chair to review all dimensions of the tragic incident that took place at the PIC. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that government is standing with all victims' including doctors of the Institute. Yasmeen Rashid said the government will estimate the loss and damage of vehicles of doctors and compensate them. She also condemned the attack by legal community on herself.