|A doctor after police torture-coutesy: siasatpk|
These days young doctors are on strike. A common perception prevailing in the country about doctors is not so good. The current situation has filled the hearts of common people with more hatred that has turned everything aggressive and brutal. I donot support YDA strike and it is no way humane to leave the patients dying however, we must not forget that we are exposed only to what we are shown on media. Media is never unbiased, it goes in the direction where it could earn more and more and more.. It is not to clarify again that how loyal is our media after Mubashir Luqman's and Maher bukhari issue had come on surface.
Punjab goverment is spending millions on the advertisment campaign against doctors claiming that they had given a high pay-raise to young doctors last year. Now doctors are getting double the pay than their fellows of other fields. However doctors claim that they havent experienced any such pay raise. All the government's ads are based on lies and frauds, as claimed by the doctors.
Police is arresting and torturing many doctors. According to the news two doctors got their legs broken, including Dr.Naeem from sir Gangaram hospital who got a serious heart attack and was moved to ventilator last night. There are rumours that he has died today.
Is this all justifyable? Torturing, beating and treating the cream of the nation in the most inhumane way is what needs serious immediate actions to be taken against. Everyone has rights to peaceful protests, because if you donot protest no one is going to listen to you. I think that Shahbaz shareef should listen to their demands, if not accept them. I though wonder why donot YDA representatives prove at media that their salaries werent increased last year? Media is famous in bringing every crime into light, then why just it doesnot play its role and collect the payment invoces of medical officers from govt records? This will clearup all the mess. This will separate water and milk!
If punjab govt is so caring then why doesnot Shahbaz shareef try to focus on following aspects:
- One doctor for every 18000 patients in government hospitals.Why?
- Ministry of health's seat is vaccant for last 5 years. Why?
- Replacements of six health secretaries in last four years. Why?
- Most important- HEALTH BUDGET ONLY 1.2%. WHY?
I am not going to believe what media is showing. Though i donot believe plainly on doctor's statements too. I have my concerns to which i am seeking answers. Only after that i'l manage to judge who is right and who is wrong. Yes, as a citizen of Pakistan it is ME who has all these rights!!