Doctors protest irks commuters, patients


LAHORE: Commuters and motorists on Monday faced the frustrating gridlocks in the provincial capital owing to the protest of young doctors.

Major roads including Jail Road, Ferozepur Road, Canal Road, Davis Road and its linked arteries were seen clogged due to gridlocks.

Long queues of vehicles were witnessed on Lower Mall, Jail Road, Davis Road, Empress Road, Abbot Road and Canal Road and traffic flow was observed stand to a still as traffic wardens were unable to clear bottle necks.

The protest also proved a nightmare for patients as the protesting doctors not only closed down the emergency ward of Services Hospital but also blocked Jail Road, causing trouble for ambulances carrying patients to hospitals in the area.