LAHORE, Feb 12: The Pakistan Medical Association, Lahore, has asked young doctors to resolve their issues through a dialogue instead of politicising them.
The PMA has showed its concern over the involvement of some political parties for using the young doctors to settle personal scores.
It also warned of a strong reaction by the medical community if the criminal cases lodged against young doctors for torturing senior colleagues at DHQ Hospital, Gujranwala, were withdrawn without following laid-down procedure.
Talking to the media on Tuesday, PMA President Dr Tanveer Anwar, Secretary-General Dr Izhar Chaudhry, Dr Kamran Saeed, Dr Asma Yaseen, Dr Sarwar Chaudhry and Dr Ibrar Ashraf Ali said being a mother body of the medical community the PMA was ready to play its role for mediation between the striking young doctors and the government.
“We request our young colleagues to resolve all the issues on the table keeping in view the sanctity of the medical profession,” Dr Tanveer said.
He said the PMA had already condemned torture of the Gujranwala DHQ medical superintendent by a group of young doctors. He said the MS of a government hospital in Gujrat had also faced a similar behaviour which had defamed the medical community.
“We will not allow the young doctors to misbehave with their senior colleagues in future”, he said.
Dr Tanvir further said some influential people in Gujranwala were putting pressure for lodging a criminal case against the administration of DHQ Hospital in the aftermath of an incident of torture of its MS.
He said the PMA would resist this move, and warned of agitation if this scheme was materialised.
Dr Izhar Chaudhry stressed for implementation of the service structure draft finalised by all the stakeholders concerned.
“The government should notify the service structure within a week”, he said.