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Young doctors end strike after LHC order

A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court on Friday to seek order for the provincial government for strict action against young doctors observing strike at public sector hospitals in Punjab.

A local lawyer filed the wit petition and pleaded the court to order strict action against the doctors for observing protests and denying health services to even critical patients in hospitals. He submitted that a handful of young doctors had been on strike for many weeks, causing suspension of health facilities in the hospitals. He said not only the patients in the hospitals but citizens on roads had been facing problems due to the doctors’ protests.

As per details, the Grand Health Alliance has called off the strike after Lahore High Court (LHC) has formed committee over Medical Teachings Institutions (MIT) ordinance act, ARY News reported.

“We are calling off the strike on the orders of LHC,” said Grand Health Alliance members while talking to media in Lahore.

The Grand Health Alliance (GHA) which consists of young doctors, young consultants, nurses, paramedical staff, allied health professionals and all healthcare associations had been staging a protest from the past one month against the ordinance.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday ordered young doctors across Punjab to resume their medical duties immediately.

Justice Jawad Hassan issued the order while hearing a petition filed by Advocate Azhar Siddique against a doctors’ strike.

Secretary health told the court they had constituted a committee. To this, the court ordered that all the stakeholders should be involved in a committee.

The court further ordered the committee to submit the final report on November 23.

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