Top brass of medical institutions suggest ban on YDA


Lahore, August 7 (TNS): Vice-chancellors of medical universities, principals of medical colleges and medical superintendents of teaching hospitals have demanded a ban on Young Doctors Association (YDA) in the province for smooth academic environment.

They demanded ban to prevent medical faculties from being damaged, to restore the sanctity of the institutions.
The suggestion recommended during a meeting of medical universities, medical colleges chaired by provincial minister for Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education khawaja salman rafique.

The meeting was attended by Faisalabad Medical University Vice-Chancellor Professor Fareed Zafar, Fatima Jinnah Medical University Vice-Chancellor Professor proud of, Nishtar Medical College Multan, Prof Mustafa Kemal Pasha, Services Institute Professor Mahmood Ayaz Principal Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi Medical University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Omar, Amirudin Medical College / PGMI principal Prof GHayas Muhammad Tayyab, Children’s Hospital Prof. Masood Sadiq, Medical Director Prof. Ahsan Waheed Rathore, dental College principal Prof Wahid Hamid, Allama Iqbal Medical College Pu Rafsir Rashid Zia, Chief Executive Professor of Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Nadim Hayat Malik, besides Principal of Rahim Yar Khan Medical College and Medical Superintendent of all relevant Teaching Hospitals.

The meeting critisized attempt to prevent women from giving interview at Jinnah Hospital while harassment against women was also strongly condemned.

Secretary Health Najam Ahmad Shah said that third round of induction of post graduate trainee doctors is underway and the process to be extended till August 13.

He told the meeting that the absents doctors would be sacked while new candidates will be given opportunity and will receive applications on PITB online portal till Tuesday evening. It was told that the situation in the three hospitals of Rawalpindi is on the routine and patients’ treatment is ongoing without any intervention. While in the Allied Hospital, Faisalabad young doctors tried to mess up situation and stopped treatment of patients.