Pakistan Medical Association (Centre) is very much concerned about the health of the patients and their mounting sufferings due to the young doctor’s strike in Punjab. In a statement Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Nizami , President PMA Centre and Dr.S. M. Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary General PMA Centre said that young doctors should not close the emergency services at any cost because it is not only against their oath but also unethical and inhuman.
Although Punjab Government’s inefficient and faulty policies are responsible for this chaos but thereafter doctors cannot refuse to examine the ailing people just for sake of their interest. We are called doctors because of our responsibilities of examining the patients but if we refuse our patients then we are not doctors.
Today is the 8th day of young doctor’s strike and the Punjab Government has failed to resolve this issue. This shows the non serious attitude of the government towards health delivery system and the miseries of the poor people.
PMA strongly demands that young doctors’ issue should amicably be addressed to restore the health services in Punjab, so that the sufferers of this episode should not face anymore trouble.
Dr. S.M.Qaisar Sajjad
Pakistan Medical Association (Centre)