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A group of young doctors, hailing from Young Doctors Association (YDA) Punjab h ave been protesting since 17 days outside Chief Minister House, boycotting their duties while patients suffer with aggravated health conditions, reported Geo News.  The sad news is that a one-year-old girl , Sana, died due to the absence of medical treatment today, Thursday.

The young doctors at the Mayo Hospital are boycotting OPDs by carrying out a sit-in at Mall Road seeking restoration of a sacked, post-graduate trainee. A young girl named Sana, who had been admitted to the hospital for the past 4 days, passed away on Thursday after she was denied medical treatment, family claims.

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As Samaa News reported, the girl Sana, hailing from tribal areas, belonged to a Pashtun family. She was brought to the emergency ward of Mayo Hospital with light burn injuries to weeks back. She was later shifted from the emergency ward to the general ward, however, she was then denied treatment due to the ongoing protest.

Her family told Samaa News that the injury finally turned into cancer after waiting for two weeks. The doctors then asked them to seek treatment from another hospital since they were not willing to restore their duties.

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Dr. Khurram Shehzad, the spokesperson for YDA stated that the sit-in and protest will continue till the sacked doctors at the Mayo Hospital are restored. The reason why these doctors were sacked is because they misbehaved and ill-treated most of the patients at the hospital, GEO News reported.

People were outraged by this act of irresponsibility and inhumanity. See how the general public reacted to the young girl’s death.

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Patients Suffering

More than 15,000 patients are suffering at the hands of the current strike and protest- several of the agitated patients were witnessed cursing the doctors.

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After failing to summon the doctors and nurses absent from duty, the administration of Mayo Hospital then called medical students on a voluntary basis to treat the patients.

Heavy Traffic jams

The sit-in have not only harmed the patients and taken an innocent’s life, it has also caused major traffic jams at Club Chowk on Mall Road, Canal Road, Davis Road and Garhi Shahu, immensely disrupting the routine life; several ambulances were also stuck for hours.

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The residents also claimed that some of the doctors misbehaved with them. Most of them were clicking selfies and were seen eating and having fun at the protest, while the city was suffering and innocent lives were being lost.

It was demanded by the residents that strict action must be taken against the protesters by relevant authorities.

One last warning has been issued by the authorities to the protesting doctors and nurses to terminate the protest and restore their duties, but so far it has been futile.

Stay tuned to Brandsynario for more news and updates.

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