Pak Army doctors deployed in hospitals


Pakistan Army has deployed its medical staff in allied hospitals of the district aimed at providing uninterrupted medical facilities to patients, following the Young Doctors Association’s (YDA) extended strike across the province.
Doctors and other medical staff of the Army and Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) on Monday reached the Holy Family, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and district headquarters hospitals and started to perform their professional duties, chief executive of the Allied Hospital, Dr Mussadiq Khan, told APP.
Presently, around 15 doctors of Pakistan Army along with 60 senior RMC faculty and staffers from district health units are working in the allied hospitals to ensure provision of all medical care to suffering humanity. Khan said the doctors would continue to perform their duties in the hospital till the end of the YDA strike.
The YDA has turned down the Punjab government’s demand to call-off the strike unconditionally. The YDA announced to extend its strike across the province in protest of the Punjab police’s raid at Services Hospital Lahore. The Punjab police have also made some arrests under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO)-16. Patients’ Welfare Society President Sharjeel Mir said that the doctors should go for other options to get their issue resolved as the patients are facing great difficulties in getting their treatment.