LAHORE: Advisor of Punjab Chief Minister on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafiq, has said the striking young doctors left the government with no choice but to take action against them, Geo News reported.
Talking to media, he said that the Punjab government honesty pleaded with the strikers, tried to make them realize that poor patients’ lives were at stake, but they would not budge.
“Our entreaties fell on deaf ears, the hospitals have been paralyzed for thirteen days, we had to do something, I don’t know why couldn’t they understand it were peoples lives they were playing with”, said the advisor.
He said that the doctors were apprehended preemptively so that they could be barred from shutting down the indoor department, which we had learnt from reliable sources, was their next move planned.
He once again appealed to the striking doctors to return to their respective wards and start performing their duties on moral as well professional grounds.
On the other hand the senior doctors have reached the hospitals to take care of patients in the absence of protesting juniors.