Lahore High Court issues Notices on Punjab Doctors Strike

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Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued Notices on Punjab Doctors (YDA) Strike:

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LHC summons Punjab chief secy on plea against protesting doctors

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry has summoned in court today (Friday) the Punjab chief secretary in person to give explanation regarding the deteriorating condition of health facilities in hospitals due to strike of the Young Doctors Association (YDA). CJ Chaudhry observed that the provincial government had completely failed in controlling the present crisis and deplored that those responsible are playing with the lives of the masses. CJ Chaudhry remarked that within twenty-four hours, the chief minister (CM) had suspended officers of commissioner rank, but despite a passage of 36 days, the provincial government did not take any action against the responsible (secretary health). CJ Chaudhry, while pointing out that all government hospitals had been closed because of the strike, said that the government was playing with lives of the poor who could not afford going to private hospitals. He further remarked that whosoever is responsible for causing closure of the hospitals would have to face the consequences and that it would be decided soon as to whether cases should be registered against those responsible. Separately, the CJ also summoned YDA president to explain the legal position of establishment of the YDA. Meanwhile, on Thursday, Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad appeared in the court and submitted that the doctors started their strike in the emergency departments on March 31 while the government was able to restore the emergency treatment within three days. He said senior doctors had also been taken into confidence to bring the young doctors back to hospitals. staff report

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  1. irfan khan

    The whole responsibility lies on the Health Secretary, who has been failed to combact to fullfill the demands of the YDA and has been failed to creat confidence into young doctors. He should be suspended immidiately immidiately from this post. He is very poor administrator, who has lost his confidence among health department and he has made the health deparment into ruins in 37 days.


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