LAHORE: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) has demanded the 400 positions for post graduate trainees at teaching hospitals that were replaced last year with medical officers (MOs) slots last year. YDA office bearers told a press conference at Services Hospital that many doctors who had passed the first part of the FCPS were unable to get positions. YDA President Javaid Aheer said the government’s decision to limit honorary seats at teaching hospitals to five per cent of paid posts was an injustice. “So far just eight recommendations of the service structure agreement have been implemented. The government is trying to privatise health in the name of health insurance. Privatisation of health services will not be tolerated,” he said. He said if YDA demands were not met by July 31, a meeting of its general council would be called.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2013.