Vice Chancellors, Principals, MS of medical, teaching institutions unanimously recommend ban on bodies like YDA

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 Vice Chancellors, Principals, MS of medical,
teaching institutions unanimously
recommend ban on bodies like YDA

Induction of 855 new Trainee Postgraduates improve
provision
 of health services throughout the province

LAHORE: Vice Chancellors of medical universities, Principals of medical colleges and Medical Superintendents of teaching hospitals which met here last week has unanimously recommended to the authorities to ban activities of bodies like Young Doctors Association to ensure efficient provision of healthcare to the patients.  The meeting was chaired by Kh. Salman Rafique Minister for Specialized Health Care and Medical Education. Associations like YDA, they opined, were not only ruining the academic atmosphere of medical institutions but also bringing a bad name to the noble profession.

The participants condemned hooliganism by some young doctors at various institutions and it was decided to check their activities disrupting the provision of health care to the patients. The meeting was also informed that arrangements have been made to induct new postgraduates. According to a later report eight hundred fifty five Postgraduate Trainees have now joined duty in different teaching hospitals in the province. A breakdown of all these newly inducted trainees at different healthcare facilities was also made public.

It may be mentioned here that the young doctors in Punjab are at present getting higher salary as compared to their counterpart in other provinces but even then they go on strike from time to time and this has been going on now for the last few years. At times they have tried to forcibly close the Emergency, Out Patients Departments and even misbehaved with the senior doctors or those of their colleagues who wish to perform duty. Except few activists now many young doctors have decided to resume duties in the wake of new steps taken by the administration.

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