Patient dies as YDA strike continues

02 Aug, 2017 2:53 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – A patient lost his life on Wednesday as Young Doctors Association (YDA) continued to observe a strike on the second day.

The Young Doctors’ Association (YDA) 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 have 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 has left patients to suffer at many health care facilities across Punjab.

Poor patients from far flung areas suffered due to strikes by young doctors. 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 tried to close the OPD but police foiled their attempt. This resulted in clash between the Young Doctors and the police personnel deployed to maintain peace and order. Several Six doctors were reportedly arrested and taken to police station.

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