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YDA continues strike for 13th day

YDA continues strike for 13th day
August 13, 2017
LAHORE (92 News) – Hundreds of patients continue to suffer as outdoor and indoor wards in all hospitals across the province remained closed as the Young Doctors Association (YDA) continued their strike for the 13th day in hospitals across Punjab. The Young Doctors Association (YDA) continued its strike at Out Patients Departments (OPDs) and indoor wards of hospitals for the 13th consecutive day today across Punjab. They said that they would not end their strike until the fulfillment of their demands. They also threatened to close the emergencies in all government hospitals in the province. The Punjab government had terminated at least 100 protesting doctors across the province. The YDA said that the government and Health Department were using delaying tactics instead of resolve the issues. The young doctors’ 72 hours ultimatum to stop work in emergencies of the all hospitals across Punjab is ending today at 3pm. Meanwhile, dozens of patients died due to doctors’ strike as the patients were the ultimate sufferers of the standoff between the government and young doctors due to closure of medical services at major government hospitals. 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. 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.