A civil miscellaneous application was filed in the Lahore High Court seeking directions to cancel the licences of doctors on strike, scrutinize their medical degrees and take strict disciplinary and penal actions against them.
The petitioner, Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique, stated in the application that the refusal of young doctors to serve in the hospitals and going on strike was tantamount to denying patients of their fundamental rights. It was also against the norms of noble profession of medical, he contended.
It is pertinent to mention that Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique filed the application into already pending petition against doctors’ strike. He said continuous strike of doctors had put the lives of seriously ill patients in danger while the common citizens were being humiliated in hospitals due to lack of treatment.
The petitioner said the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) should also scrutinize medical degrees of young doctors and cancel the licences of doctors on strike. If a patient died due to the strike of young doctors, they should be booked under murder charges, appealed to the court.