MULTAN - Poor patients had to bear the brunt of some one elses deeds as the doctors refused to attend them and went on strike against alleged manhandling of doctors in Muzaffargarh by MNA Jamshed Dasti and his accomplices. The strike call was given by Pakistan Medical Association and doctors as well as paramedical staff of Nishtar Hospital, Children Complex, Multan Institute of Cardiology and other health facilities went on strike. The medics staged protest outside Nishtar Hospital, Cardiology Institute and Dental College and blocked Abdali Road by burning tyres on the road. The doctors of Muzaffargarh Hospital were allegedly thrashed by an angry mob that gathered to protest the death of a photographer, who allegedly died due to the negligence of the doctors. The doctors pelted stones on the protesters on which the mob forced its entry into the hospital and subjected two doctors to torture. In Multan, the patients and their relatives had to face serious inconvenience as the doctors even refused to attend emergency cases. Resultantly, many patients were seen fighting for their lives. 'Its a criminal act. According to law, the doctors are bound to attend the patients under all circumstances. Theyve turned political, said an attendant of a patient Ramzan Sheikh, who was stranded at lawns of Nishtar Hospital along with the patient. He demanded of the govt to take notice of doctors political activities. On the other side, doctors held protest meetings and strongly condemned MNAs act. Speaking on this occasion, Dr Shahid Rao, Dr. Muhammad Ali and other representatives of medics said that the MNA committed open terrorism and therefore a case should be registered against him under terrorism act. They demanded arrest of the MNA. 'If he is not arrested, well continue our strike, they threatened, adding that no doctor would return to his duty.