LAHORE Sounding unhappy with the way the situation was tackled, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry Thursday summoned provincial chief secretary to appear in the court on Friday to apprise it of the treatment facilities provided to the inpatient and outpatients during the 37-day long strike by the young doctors. The striking doctors, it may be recalled here, had sought the removal Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad, apart from a raise in their salaries, as two main points of their protest. Hearing a petition moved by journalist Manzoor Qadir, the CJ also summoned president of the YDA to know his point of view on the legal status of his body, the Young Doctors Association. Taking note of the plight of poor patients the CJ remarked: Whosoever found responsible for causing closure of the hospitals will face the music for his/her action. Coming hard on the chief minister, the CJ noted: The chief minister can suspend even a commissioner, but despite the elapse of 36 days, the Punjab government did not act against those responsible for the current [hospitals] situation. The CJ found a clear failure of the government in controlling the situation. The honourable chief justice also held that those responsible for dragging the situation to this extent were playing with the lives of the people. Appearing before the court, the health secretary submitted that since day one, they were engaged with the protesting doctors to settle down the issue. He admitted that the patients faced troubles due to strike, however, adding that they did their level best in minimising the same. He said the protesting doctors demanded exorbitant raise in their salaries which was not possible given the current situation of economic crunch. He said it was only possible through finance bill which would come into effect from next fiscal year but the doctors demanded immediate notification for their salaries increase. He said the government has to also keep in mind the paramedic and nursing staff while increasing the salaries of the doctors. He said as the doctors started strike in emergencies on March 31, the government restored emergency treatment within three days. Counsel for the petitioner submitted that young doctors were harassing the doctors who were willing to perform duties at the hospitals. He said they were using abusive language against lady doctors to stop them from performing duties. He said so far 200 patients have died due to doctors strike. He said in 2009 some doctors were also terminated but after they tendered their apology they were restored. He said after termination, the government should ban their entry into the hospitals so that smooth functioning at the hospitals could be restored. At this the CJ remarked that all government hospitals were closed and poor people are compelled to see some alternatives. He said the poor could not go to the private hospitals but the government was playing with their lives. He said the responsible should face the music. He said late he would decide to register cases against the responsible or otherwise. An Additional Advocate General appearing before the court informed that some doctors on ad-hoc basis were inducted in the department and in case the doctors did not return, they would treat the patients at private hospitals.