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Patients Bear the Brunt as YDA Strike Continues Across Punjab

Lahore (August 7, 2017): The protest of young doctors is continued for the seventh consecutive day across Punjab, as the poor patients suffer the most due to the strike

The YDA has announced strike for pressing the government to accept its demands and young doctors are staying away from emergency wards and outpatient departments in public health facilities across the province.

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On the other hand, Punjab Health Department has started firing the striking doctors, besides hiring new doctors to replace them.

The strike in different cities of the province has hit the patients the most as emergency wards and OPDs are closed due to the strike.

In Lahore, young doctors have stopped working in Out Patient Departments (OPDs) and other wards in Services Hospital, Jinnah Hospital and Children Hospital.

Punjab Health Department on Monday fired Dr Hammad for creating rowdy scene,

MS Jinnah Hospital said that the process to hire new doctors was underway despite the disturbance being created by YDA.

On the other hand, the YDA is hell bent to continue with the strike, saying that till acceptance of their demand the strike will continue.

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