LAHORE: The Young Doctors Association (YDA), Punjab, has called off its strike and resumed treatment of patients in all departments of public sector hospitals in the province in compliance with orders of the Lahore High Court.
“The normal functioning of indoor and outdoor wards will resume in hospitals today (Monday),” said YDA, Punjab, office-bearers including its president Dr Hamid Butt, Dr Nasir Abbas, Dr Kashif Bilal and many others, while addressing a press conference after holding general council meeting at the Admn Block of the Jinnah Hospital Sunday.
Earlier, the YDA, Punjab, had resumed emergency services Saturday on the orders of the Lahore High Court after the closure of emergency services for five days.
The young doctors have resumed healthcare services in outdoor wards today and are providing treatment to patients after three weeks.
The YDA, Punjab began its strike in Out-Patient Departments (OPDs) on June 18, 2012 demanding a service structure for doctors, while it withdrew services from emergency and indoor wards as well after Punjab police launched a crackdown on young doctors on July 1.
Meanwhile, following the end of the YDA strike, the process of Pakistan Army doctors returning has begun. These doctors were called in on the request of the Punjab government due to young doctors strike.