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Patients suffer as doctors boycott OPDs at Allied Hospitals.

RAWALPINDI -- Hundreds of patients faced hardship and mental distress due to the shutdown of outpatient departments (OPDs) at the Allied hospitals by protesting doctors Friday.

In response to a call given by the Young Doctors Association (YDA),Punjab , doctors locked the doors of the OPDs of the hospital on second day.

'I brought my younger sister from New Kataria for eye surgery at the HFH but doctors told me that they were on strike and could not perform the surgery ",said Raza Khan.

Patients thronged to the emergency department to seek medical services as OPDs were closed due to the strike of young doctors.

A large number of patients had to return to their homes as the doctors refused to see them and provide medical consultation at the OPDs.

Talking to reporter, Dr Shoaib Tarrar of YDA said that the doctors community strongly condemned the proposed Medical Teaching Institution Act and would continue protest demonstration.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 4, 2019
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