Young Doctors Association called off their strike after 15 days

The Young Doctors Association (YDA) leadership called off their 15-day-long strike in the public sector hospitals of Punjab on Tuesday after negotiations with the provincial health department “concluded in success”.

“Negotiations with the health department turned out to be fruitful,” said a YDA spokesperson, adding that the association’s activists would resume duties in the indoor and outdoor departments of all public hospitals.

The YDA had called the strike at the start of August after an official committee, comprising three senior teachers, rejected its demands to increase salaries and address other grievances. The medical staff denied treatment to patients in outpatient and inpatient departments for the past 15 days, forcing hospital administrations to hire the services of new doctors.

On Sunday, the association had threatened to stop work at the emergency departments of all the public hospitals from Tuesday (today) if the government did not take any step to accept its demands.

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