LAHORE - A large number of Mayo Hospital doctors Wednesday staged a strong protest against the health reforms policies of the Punjab health department and administration of the hospital which has miserably failed to improve functioning of the institute. The protest was arranged by the Young Doctors Association of the Mayo Hospital that took out a rally from the King Edward Medical University's auditorium to the office of the Medical Superintendent Mayo Hospital. Dozens of doctors took part in the protest and chanted slogans against the Punjab health department as well as the hospital management holding them responsible for the deteriorating condition of the provision of health to the patients in the Mayo Hospital. They said that despite lapse of around seven days no action was taken on the presentation of the Young Doctors Association given to the chief secretary Punjab and secretary health about the poor condition of the health provision in the hospital. Talking to the media men, the protestors claimed that not a single department of the hospital was in good condition to provide treatment to the patients. All the departments were lacking basic instruments and other facilities not only for the patients but also for the doctors and paramedical staff of the hospital. They were of the view that the apathetic condition of the hospital had put a question mark on the future of the country's largest teaching hospital catering to the needs of more than 7,000 patients daily. One of the protestors who identified himself as Dr Salman Kazmi said that the main issue of the Wednesday's protest was service structure of the doctors, their regular appointments through public service commission and the poor health condition of the hospital. Giving further details, he said that the hospital has no proper sitting place for the doctors and also lacks waiting area for the patients and their attendants. The broken roads are causing huge troubles to the patients especially when the patients are transported from one place to the other on the roads situated in the premises of the hospital. He said the management of the hospital was not paying proper attention towards the release of salaries and arrears of the doctors and it has become almost impossible for them to continue their jobs in such condition. The Young Doctors Association has appealed to the chief minister Punjab to immediately intervene and take serious notice of the hospital matters. The Mayo Hospital MS and other management also reached at the spot and assured the protestors that their grievances and demands will be fulfilled without any further delay.