LAHORE The Punjab government ensured provision of healthcare facilities at the emergencies of major public sector hospitals across the province including the City on the second consecutive day on Sunday, failing young medics strike that has already caused serious resentment among public against the attitude of medical community. The young doctors are on strike since March 1 to press for the demand of considerable increase in salary package, denying treatment to the suffering humanity for over a month. The young doctors continued strike despite assurance from the Punjab Government to give sufficient raise in salary from the coming fiscal year. The strike has already taken over 30 precious human lives due to the absence of healthcare facilities at the public sector hospitals. Due to the ongoing strike of medics, the Punjab Health Department has also postponed polio campaign to be started in Lahore from Monday (today). However, the campaign will be started in the remaining parts of the province as per schedule. At all the teaching hospitals including Mayo Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Services Hospital, Lahore General Hospital and Children Hospital, senior medics, recently recruited and temporarily posted doctors provided treatment at emergencies. The Punjab government has also promised to provide treatment to patients from private healthcare centers in case of any emergency as indoors were not properly functioning. Various organisations including Patients Welfare Society have condemned and protested against the attitude of young doctors, saying the sanctity of profession has been violated by denying treatment to suffering humanity. Muhammad Sarfraz Khan, Naseer Ch and others said that it was a pity that dozens of people lost their lives due to the medics strike. They said that the govt has taken right decision of terminating miscreants from the service but it should have been taken well before to save human lives. They also demanded registration of murder cases against the doctors responsible for the strike at hospitals. Medical Teachers Association has requested the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to give time for meeting to discuss medics strike. MTA President Prof Dr Amjad said that the association would submit its proposals for resolving the issue. Office-bearer of Young Doctors Association Dr Nasir Abbas said that the YDA was on strike and would continue protest till acceptance of all demands.