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YDA delegation calls on former deputy prime minister

Lahore : Ch Pervaiz Elahi has said that we are with the doctors in their genuine demands, suppression and oppression on them be stopped, the rulers will have to account for their doings.

He said this while talking to a delegation of office-bearers of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) which called on him at his residence here today (Tuesday). Delegation included Senior Vice-President Dr Atif Chaudhry, Dr Shoaib Niazi, Joint Secretary Dr Anjum Baloch, Senior Vice-President Hassan Awan, General Secretary Gujrat Dr Naqqash, Dr Zeeshan Lashari and Dr Durrab among others.

Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that the rulers will certainly come in the grip of Almighty Allah and they will also have to account for maltreatment with the doctors and the patients.

He said that earlier Punjab government had destroyed education by privatizing schools and now government hospitals are also being leased out to favourites of Shahbaz Sharif on contract whereas we had made the board of directors of the hospitals autonomous.

Dr Atif Chaudhry said that Shahbaz Sharif is utilizing health budget on orange train whereas during your tenure doctors were getting their rights but when in 2008 doctors were not given their rights then YDA came into existence, after your government presently condition in the hospitals is that two or three patients are lying on each bed.

He said our demands are that conditions in the hospitals be improved, doctors should recruited on permanent basis through Public Service Commission instead of ad hoc basis. He said that when we protest for our rights and betterment of hospitals then we are beaten up on the orders of Khadam-e-A’ala, because of his defective policies Pakistani doctors are going abroad leaving government jobs whereas in your government best facilities and incentives were available to the doctors as well as patients due to which doctors were coming back to Pakistan.

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