Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur, Jhang, DG Khan, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Rahim Yar Khan, Okara, Sahiwal, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sargodha. New Doctors Starts work in Emergencies of Punjab Hospitals.
Sanaullah tells doctors to wait until budget to get salary raise
The minister asked the doctors to call off their strike for the dignity of their profession.
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Monday that instead of issuing a notification, the government would increase doctors’ salaries in the coming budget.
Talking to the media in the Allied Hospital in Faisalabad, the minister said that the doctors are disgracing their profession by neglecting patients. He denied that police were raiding the doctors’ houses and said that no doctors would be arrested.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad Young Doctors Association (YDA) continued its protest and the outpatient departments and operation theatres in the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences and Polyclinic Hospital remained closed.
Islamabad YDA President Dr Sajid Abbas said that the health secretary had not assured them that their problems would be resolved.
(Dunya TV Breaking News Monday, April 04, 2011)
Strike enters day 35; new doctors appointed
LAHORE: The strike being observed by young doctors in protest against the delay in salary increments has entered day 35 despite the Punjab government’s warning that protesting doctors may be sacked from their jobs if they continue demonstrating.
Meanwhile, the government has behun appointing new young doctors across the province.
Patients have also complained about facing hardships as all emergency services are completely suspended at all government hospitals in Punjab.
Young doctors, on the other hand, have vowed to continue their strike until the government implements the matters settled with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Latif Khosa.
Protesting doctors demanded the termination of Punjab’s Health Secretary.
But the Punjab government does not seem to be yielding to their demands as it has started appointing new doctors.
It is pertinent to mention here that as many as 41 new doctors have taken charge at Services Hospital, Lahore, and are now attending to patients. SAMAA
(Samma TV Breaking News Monday, April 04, 2011)