YDA ends nine-day long strike in Punjab after govt assurances

Young Doctors Association (YDA) on Sunday ended their nine-day long strike in Punjab.

The doctors staged massive protests against central induction policy and over reservations on employment criteria in various cities of Punjab.

The Outdoor Patient Departments (OPD) remained shut as a result of which patients and their relatives had to through numerous difficulties. Only the Indoor patient Departments (IPD) and emergencies remained functional.

At last the government took notice of the protest and assured YDA of doubling the seats in post-graduation whereas the doctors working in remote areas will be provided with residence and additional allowance.

After the assertion, YDA has announced to resume their duties from Monday. They have said that doctors hope that government will soon issue a written notification in this regard.

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