Sunday, 01 July 2012 19:18:33
30,000 patients affected due to YDA strike daily
LAHORE,July 01 (APP): Arround 30,000 patients are
affected every day due to strike in Outdoor Patients
Departments (OPDs) in public sector hospitals in Punjab on
the call of Young Doctors Association (YDA).
The Punjab health department sources said here on Sunday
that only in Mayo hospital,around 6,000 patients have been
suffering due to the strike at OPDs by the young doctors.
Scores of patients in severe distress, talking to APP
said that "We are being deprived of last hope of the government
hospitals and now where we should go in our ailments".
PMA leaders and senior doctors however suggested to adopt
ways other than the strike to record the protest by young doctors.
It may be mentioned here that some 120,000 patients had also
been suffered due to week long strike called by the YDA in April
YDA Leader Dr.Salman Kazmi said that five meetings had so far
been held with the officials of health department but all were
remained inconclusive. He said that health department
officials were not serious enough and adopted the agitation
policy and started manhandling the doctors.
He vowed to continue strike at OPDs in all public sector
hospitals of the Punjab.
On the other hand the health department has termed the strike
call of the YDA unjustified and illegal and sheer violation of
the court orders.