LAHORE: Young Doctors Association (YDA) Tuesday staged protest demonstration in front of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to press the government for their service structure.
Dozens of doctors carrying banners chanted slogans in support of their demand of service structure and other allowances.
Talking to APP, YDA spokesman Dr Nasir Abbas said that five meetings between the health department and YDA, PMA office-bearers had so far been held which remained inconclusive.
He urged the government to fulfil the demand of doctors for a better service structure, allowances and increase in stipends for both house officers and postgraduate doctors.
Meanwhile, the YDA strike has entered in the 8th day at outdoor patients departments (OPDs) in all public sector hospitals of the province.
The health department has termed the strike unjustified.
Special Assitant to Chief Minister for Health Kh Salman Rafiq said that a government empolyee of BPS-17 was getting salary of Rs 30,000 per month while a doctor in the same grade was getting Rs 60,000. The health departmnt has no funds to fulfil demands of doctors, he added.