LAHORE: Showing solidarity with the Young Doctors Association (YDA), senior doctors, paramedical staff and nurses lodged their protest on Tuesday and demanded that arrested young doctors be released immediately, DawnNews reported.
Addressing a joint-press conference at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), Medical Teachers Association (MTA) President Dr Ijaz Ahsan said that senior doctors were withdrawing their services from all departments, including the Outpatient Departments (OPDs) and Indoor Departments.
Representatives of the Paramedical Alliance of PIC and Young Nurses Association (YNA) have also supported Ahsan and announced that they would stop working at the PIC.
A representative of the senior doctors said that hospital administrations were not responsible for the deaths occurred during the strike. In fact, the responsibility lies on the Punjab government which is refusing to provide a service structure to the doctors, he added.
The YDA leaders announced that they would continue the strike until the approval of the service structure.
Young doctors (YD) of Islamabad polyclinic assured their support for Punjab’s young doctors. They said that they would challenge the Punjab government’s actions in the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, more than 92 young doctors have resumed their duties in Rawalpindi’s Benazir Bhutto Hospital.