Four recently upgraded public sector hospitals in Lahore have asked Punjab Health Department to fill vacant seats of post graduate trainee and senior doctors to cope with increasing load of patients and for improving service delivery.

Medical Superintendents of Mian Munshi Hospital, Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital, Lady Aitchison Hospital and Lady Willingdon Hospital have urged Health Department to fill PG trainee seats as this would not only help coping with load of pastients at emergency and indoors but would also improve service delivery. 

In separate letters written to the Health Department, MS Mian Munshi Hospital has demanded filling of 20 PG trainee slots, Kot Khawja Saeed Hospital 24 and Lady Aitchison Hospital and Lady Willingdon Hospital 20 PG slots each. MS Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital has also demanded six House Officers slots in addition to the PG trainee seats.

PG trainee seats are lying vacant at these hospitals despite the fact that these have been upgraded to the status of teaching hospitals.

Young Doctors Association Pakistan has backed the demands of these hospitals and appealed to the Chief Minister Punjab to not only fill vacant slots but also increase PG trainee seats at Mayo Hospital in line with the criterion of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. A delegation of YDA will meet Chief Minister Punjab soon to request him for resolving this issue in the best interests of the suffering humanity.–Staff Reporter