PESHAWAR: The trainee medical officers today continued boycott of the outpatient department on third-day over Lady Reading Hospital’s hostel dispute.

The administration had sealed the newly constructed hostel for paramedical staff which was occupied by doctors day before its formal opening.

At least eight people from both side-doctors and paramedics-were injured when they exchanged harsh arguments and pelted at each other.

Doctors Action Committee (DAC) said that they would continue the boycott of the OPD till the administration allotted the hostel to doctors with families and suspended the medical director.

However, the authorities at LRH contend that doctors occupied a hostel dedicated to paramedical staff. “The PC-1 clearly mentions that the hostel will be used by paramedical staffers, but the doctors occupied it and this led to a clash,” an LRH administration official said.

The relatives of patients also protested against doctors, blocked road outside hospital and chanted slogans against doctors, saying that operations were being suspended due to strike, due to which several patients condition was getting serious. Meanwhile, government is not resolving the conflict.