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12 patients dead in Lahore, Faisalabad during YDA protest

LAHORE, AUG 02 (DNA) – At least 12 patients have lost their lives by Wednesday in Lahore and Faisalabad facilities as Young Doctors Association (YDA) boycotted hospitals yesterday.

Reportedly, a number of operations that were scheduled had to be cancelled and senior doctors are performing duties in emergency as well as OPDs.

The protesting body has pressured the medics in Services Hospital in Lahore to not perform their routinely duties. It was learnt that the patients who were admitted for operations were forced to leave the facilities.

Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif presided over a meeting of authorities concerned via video link and condemned the protest that is proving fatal for patients.

Reportedly, the top Punjab official has directed for strict action against those responsible for the deaths.

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