LAHORE: Downing their stethoscopes young doctors in different hospitals across the province refused to work as a protest against Punjab government’s crackdown on their fellows in Lahore, Geo News reported late Sunday night.
Reportedly, doctors in Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Rahimyar Khan, and Rawalpindi, stopped tending to the patients immediately after their fellows were arrested by police.
Earlier dozens of doctors were arrested after Punjab police stormed into the Services Hospital Lahore at a time when the protesting doctors' emergency meeting was underway.
The services of twenty-four doctors who actively participated in the strike were terminated.
According to the details, police entered the hostel after busted through the doors of the hostel and arrested many doctors who were holding emergency meeting to chalk out their future course of action.
Several doctors managed to escape by jumping out of the hostel's windows.
Earlier, Punjab Health Department announced to blacklist the candidature of all the doctors on strike for government jobs if they didn't end strike and resume their duties from Monday.