LAHORE - The Young Doctors Association yesterday staged protest rallies against central induction post graduation policy outside the Punjab Assembly.

Holding placards the young doctors of Mayo Hospital, Punjab Dental Hospital and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital blocked The Mall. They were carrying the banners with their demands written on them, and chanted slogans against the government. The traffic remained stuck at the busiest artery for hours due to the doctors’ protest.

YDA says the doctors in KPK are getting more salaries than Punjab. With a demand of increase in salaries, they have staged series of protests until the Punjab government withdraws the central induction policy.

The protesting medics yesterday announced to withdraw OPD services from today in all public hospitals against, what they termed, the government’s stubborn attitude in acceptance of their demands.

“We will withdraw indoor services from Monday and announce the next strategy on the day,” they said while announcing their future plan.