Seven Persons Have Died During Doctors’ Strike


News say seven persons have died during the strike of young doctors in Punjab.

TV news anchors along with Khadim-e-Aala are blaming doctors for these deaths. What a logic.  Khadim-e-Aala has arranged to employ some new doctors. Also, they have requested Army to send some doctors to serve in the government hospitals . That is good. The question is Chief Minister did not know that due to doctors’ strike some unpleasant incidents like deaths will happen.  Then why he did not put his action plan into motion immediately. Why he is blaming doctors now of these deaths.

A case has also been registered against doctors for death of a child. We don’t know any doctor is named in the FIR or doctors as a group are assigned for this death. Let us see the action and decision of the court on this issue. That would be interesting to note.

Should The Doctors Have Right to Strike?


The answer is Yes.

It is not the question of serving humanity as TV news channels and their anchors are portraying doctors committing crime against the humanity.

Basically, any civilian citizen must have the right to negotiate his terms of employment. You can agree or disagree with those demands but they must have the right.  Doctors should not be any exception. This is a total inability and failure of the Punjab government not able to settle down the issues on the table. This is also not appropriate for the TV news anchors to pass their personal comments and portray the doctors strike as a crime or action against the people’s sufferings. Why the striking doctors are only responsible for the suffering of the people. Why not we should blame Khadim-e-Aala for his inability to tackle the issues amicably. 

Do the doctors have any other means to fight for their rights?

Again, this question can be raised that their demands are not acceptable or what ever but in any case you must give them right to take action within the laws and constitution of the country.

Young Doctors’ Strike in Punjab


What are doctors’ demands?
What is Khadim-e-Aala’s (KEA) postion since he is also health minister of Punjab?

What we see on the banners in TV news it seems KEA has promised something but did not deliver. No TV channel has brought both parties in any discussion together to let the people know what is the truth.

On the other hand almost all the TV channels and their anchors are doing anti-doctors activism showing that patients are suffering because of their strike. It is a bias against doctors.

Media should have brought the both parties on the TV discussion and let us learn who is right and who is wrong. This is not the responsibility of anchors to tell us their opinion.

On the other hand it is total failure of KEA’s political and negotiation skills that the situation has reached to this point that KEA has to changed the law to arrest the doctors.