PESHAWAR, 18 November: The protesting doctors of the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) on Wednesday ended their boycott after successful negotiation with high officials of the health department, said a statement.
The statement issued from the provincial information department said that it was decided in the meeting between the doctors and the health department officials that an inquiry committee would be constituted to look into the matter. However, the hostel would remain sealed till the issue is resolved, added the statement.
Earlier in the day, the relatives and attendants of the patients admitted in LRH, again took to street against the boycotting doctors. The protesters gathered in front of the administration block of the hospital and chanted slogans against the doctors and the provincial government. They complained that their patients were laying in wards but none of the doctors bothered to see them.
They strongly condemned the irresponsible attitude of the doctors and said they run their private clinics regularly but did not perform duty in the public hospital for which they were being paid. The protesters asked the government to take action against the boycotting doctors.
It merits a mention here that the doctors community announced boycott of duties after a clash with the paramedical staff over the possession of a hostel. The clash had left few people injured including doctors and paramedics.