The Punjab government has on Friday given one day ultimatum to the young doctors to return to their duties as the second round of dialogues between the provincial government and Young Doctors’ Association (YDA) failed.
The young doctors have also given 48-hour deadline to the provincial government saying that they will shut the emergencies of all the hospitals across the province if their demands are not met.
The strike of young doctors has entered the fourth day as the doctors had stopped working in the Out Patient Department (OPD) and Indoors of the hospital.
The strike by the young doctors has left hundreds of poor patients from far flung areas to suffer at many health care facilities across Punjab.
A large number of poor people who had come from far-flung areas for treatment had to suffer due to strike by the young doctors.