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YDA strike leaves nine dead in Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital

FAISALABAD: At least nine people have died at Allied Hospital emergency ward in last 12 hours due to young doctors association (YDA) protest for their rights.

Not only in Faisalabad, the medics of Young Doctors Association have left patients suffering at many hospitals across Punjab on the 11th day of strike .

The doctors of the association have demanded that the provincial health secretary, Najam Ahmad Shah, be removed from his position and the Central Induction Policy, introduced by him, be revoked. They believe that since the health secretary is an engineer he is unable to relate to or understand issues of the health department.

According to the protesting doctors, Central Induction Policy discriminates between the ones who have graduated from government institutes and those who have received their education from private ones. Since majority of the doctors have graduated from private medical colleges, they want the policy to be revoked and an equal system be set for all.