BAHAWALPUR - The young doctors' hunger strike would continue till the acceptance of their demands, pledged that office-bearers of the Young Doctors Association's Bahawalpur chapter. "The hunger strike will prove the final nail in the coffin of the Punjab government. The Punjab chief minister's claim of good governance had exposed because of the doctors' strike," said Dr Farooq Ahmad, Dr Munir and Dr Habullah while addressing a press conference. "Doctors cannot be pressured neither purchased. The CM, health and law ministers' claim that the Punjab government had accepted the doctors' demands is based on lies. Protest is our democratic right and we cannot be deprived of it. If the government does not give us our right, we will snatch it."

They said though the young doctors had gone on strike, yet they were treating patients. The government was not ready to accept the demands of the young doctors, they said, holding the provincial government responsible for the situation. They said that despite the strike, working is continued at hospitals throughout the Punjab.

"We will not stop working at wards because treatment of patients is our first priority. They said the Punjab government was making a plan against the young doctors, and if any action was taken against the young doctors, the government would not stay in power," they said.