fbpx

Patients suffer as doctors’ strike in Punjab continues

By Erum Mehmood

21st October, 2019

The strike of the Grand Health Alliance consisting doctors, nurses and para-medical staff is underway in the major government hospitals of Punjab.

According to the details, all elective services, including outdoor, operation theaters, radiology and pathology are suspended in all major government hospitals across the province, while patients are facing severe difficulties due to lack of treatment facilities.

The miseries of the poor patients are multiplying due to lack of healthcare services in outdoor wards and OTs in hospitals of Punjab.

According to YDA’s senior leadership, more than 50,000 elective surgeries and over 100,000 diagnostic tests were postponed due to closure of Operation Theatres (OTs) and central laboratories respectively in all mega teaching hospitals in the province.

However, the health authorities and administrations of respective hospitals are making hollow claims of providing health services at OPDs with the help of consultants and administrative doctors.

In fact, the absence of OPD services prevented thousands of new admissions in indoor wards in hospitals during the strike for the last 7 days.

Moreover, protests will be held at Murree Road in Rawalpindi, Jail Road in Faisalabad, Hospital Road in Gujrat, Jail Road in Multan, Jampur Road in DG Khan and Rahim Yar Hospital Road from 11am to 3pm.

It is to be noted that the emergency wards of government hospitals are catering to unprecedented number of patients, yet several patients have to bear extra financial burden to seek treatment at private hospitals.

Arhama Altaf

Web Editor, BOL News conributed to the story

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You May Also Like

Trump Erdogan meeting International
14th Nov, 2019

$100 Billion trade agreements can be signed with Turkey, Trump

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan has reached the U.S. for his official visit....

arsalan anwar Sports
14th Nov, 2019

Young Sindh Police Officer became the world’s fastest shooter

According to the details, Arsalan Anwar won the title of the world’s...

bus accident International
14th Nov, 2019

13 Died due to collision between bus and truck in Slovakia

At least 13 people have died and 17 have gotten injured due...

The Saudi Royal Naval Forces will organize the Saudi International Maritime Forum International
14th Nov, 2019

Saudi Royal Naval to organize International Maritime Forum

The Saudi Royal Naval Forces will organize the Saudi International Maritime Forum...