The administration of the Polyclinic Hospital terminated the Young Doctors Association (YDA) Chairman Dr Muhammad Ajmal, who works as a medical officer at the Nephrology Department, on Tuesday. The doctor was accused of disrupting the services by calling a sudden strike in the hospital a few days ago.
On the other hand, YDA gave an ultimatum to the hospital administration to restore Dr Ajmal by Wednesday morning (today) and take back the inter-department transfers of the YDA members threatening to call a complete strike if their demands were not met.
The strike was called on May 24 at around 11 am when the house officers (HOs) and post graduate trainees (PGs) were asked to receive their two months salary cheques by the hospital administration which they refused to take and announced strike.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Dr Ajmal said, “Six of the YDA members were asked for an explanation on the incident. Therefore the YDA has demanded to take back the notices issued to them.”
He said the YDA has approached the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), to resolve the issues on which they have been given a one day time.
When contacted Polyclinic Hospital Spokesperson Dr Sharif Astori said, Dr Ajmal has been removed from his seat just because his tenure was completed and he was trying to run political activities in the hospital which was affecting the environment.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 30th, 2012.