LAHORE– A delegation of Doctors Grand Alliance headed by MPA/Chairman Standing Committee on Health Dr Muhammad Afzal called on Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi at his residence on Saturday.
The delegation comprised GHA, PMA, YDA, YNA, para-medical staff and nursing staff representatives and included Chairman GHA Suleiman Haseeb Chaudhry, Professor Dr Masood Heraj, President PMA Dr Munir Siddiqui, Dr Zulqarnain, Dr Qasim Awan, Dr Adnan, Dr Arshad, Dr Ammar Yousuf, Dr Imran, Dr Aftab, Dr Murtaza Baloch, Stafgf Rozeena, Staff Shamshad Niazi, Staff Afzal, Malik Munir Ahmad and Rana Parvez among other leaders.
The delegation presented three demands to the Speaker Punjab Assembly according to which Board of Governors be changed and capable persons be included, doctors and para-medical staff be provided permanent employment as per rule and beds, rooms and staff be provided prior to start of private practice in the hospitals.
Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi said he was strictly against dismissal from service and supported provision of employment and not of its snatching, as such you should call off your strike.
He assured the delegation that their demands will be presented before the government and even he will exert his full pressure for acceptance of their demands, throughout the world nursing staff is give due respect as such for their development every one will have to work together.
He said that the people should be provided free health care facilities, doctors and staff will certainly get mental peace for better service.
He said Shehbaz Sharif had started the process of destruction of hospitals which I on coming as the Chief Minister had stopped.— PRESS RELEASE