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Health Department refused to accept YDA demands

Lahore : Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Kh. Salman Rafique has appreciated the doctors community, VCs and principals of medical universities/colleges and medical superintendents of teaching hospitals for smooth working of outdoors departments of the hospitals and providing treatment facilities to the thousands of patients to defuse the strike call of Young Doctors Association. He said that doctors’ community has upheld the dignity and honour of medical profession by rejecting the strike call of a handful elements.

He expressed these views while addressing a meeting of vice chancellors of medical universities, principals of medical colleges and medical superintendents of teaching hospitals / specialized institutions at Civil Secretariat today.

The principals of medical colleges of other cities participated the meeting through video link. Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Najam Ahmed Shah also attended the meeting.

Kh. Salman Rafique thanked the doctors’ community, principals and medical superintendents of teaching hospitals for making arrangements to ensure smooth functioning of OPDs and provision of medical treatment to the patients.

He said that it is praiseworthy that the young doctors, teaching faculty and consultants performed their duties in outdoors without taking care of the threatening and unlawful attitude of few miscreants.
While addressing the meeting, Secretary SH&ME Najam Ahmed Shah revealed that vice chancellors and principals of medical universities and colleges are fully empowered and have a free hand from the department to run their institutions in a befitting manner.

He said that government and the department would provide full support to the administration of the medical institutions/hospitals for maintaining law and order in their institutions and smooth functioning of the hospitals for ensuring best treatment facilities to the patients.

He said that whatever disciplinary action under the law would be taken by the administration or disciplinary committees against the miscreants, the department would fully endorse it.

Najam Ahmed Shah made it clear that no hindrance would be tolerated into the provision of medical facilities to the patients.

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