LAHORE: At least seven patients lost their lives across Punjab when the doctors on duty deliberately left them in the lurch to show solidarity with Young Doctors Association (YDA) leaders arrested in Lahore, Geo News reported.
According to sources, five patients at Faisalabad's Allied Hospital including a minor girl and two women died of negligence on part of young doctors, who were busy staging a strike in the wake of a crackdown on YDA members instead of looking after the critical patients.
Two patients including an infant also passed away in Lahore as there were no doctors present to look after them.
According to sources, young doctors serving in Faisalabad’s Civil Hospital also gave up on their duties as a protest against the apprehension of their arrested associates.
Sources also added that owing to the absence of doctors some young patients were in critical condition in the Allied Hospital’s children’s ward.