The Young Doctors’ Association (YDA) Punjab on Tuesday called off its strike after successful negotiations with the Health Department.
YDA Punjab president Dr Ajmal Chaudhry said the strike had been observed to protest against violence at a Sargodha hospital and sacking of four doctors.
“The strike was observed on Tuesday as well. The government has accepted our demands and registered a case against the attackers involved in the Sargodha incident. The terminated doctors have also been reinstated with immediate effect. There is no reason to continue the strike around the province,” he said.
“Although no arrest has been made so far, we have called off the strike for the sake of patients. However, if the accused are not arrested by tomorrow [Wednesday], we will again go on strike,” he said.
Scores of patients visiting the public health facilities were inconvenienced because of the boycott of work at OPDs.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2016.
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