QUETTA - Young Doctors Association (YDA) on Sunday staged a protest demo rejecting the Essential Health Service Ordinance of 2011 and warned that they would carry out a long march and knock the doors of the judiciary. They also set copies of Ordinance on fire. A large number of young doctors led by YDA President Dr. Abdul Samad, Professor Dr. Abdul Rauf Shah and Professor Dr Najeeb participated in the demo which was held in Civil Hospital Quetta. Protesting doctors who are on strike since the last several weeks for their demands were shouting slogans against provincial government and Health Dept. They termed Health Service Ordinance 2011 as 'anti-doctors Ordinance, saying they would never accept it. Addressing the demo, Dr. Abdul Samad Panezai, Dr. Abdul Rauf Shah and others alleged that government was trying to sabotage doctors movement adopting illegal means. 'If government does not review its decision we will carry out a long march towards Islamabad and will go to court to challenge this Ordinance, they added. Terming the announcement of Health Ordinance 2011 an undemocratic decision, they said that doctors would continue their protest for their legitimate rights. 'We were not expecting such steps from govt which on one hand it is beating the drums of negotiations with doctors while on the other hand it is taking anti-doctors steps in the shape of Health Ordinance 2011 to compel the doctors so that they give up their movement, they remarked. They said that despite strike they never closed emergency centers and continuously provided treatment facilities to the patients in all emergency and casualty departments of the hospitals. They said that government had used force against doctors when they were taking out peaceful rally in which many doctors were injured. They vowed to continue their strike until their genuine demands were accepted including pay raise and other benefits equivalents to the doctors of the other province. Meanwhile, doctors continued their strike and all the out-patient departments (OPDs) remained closed and scheduled operations were cancelled or postponed for an indefinite period at all major state-run hospitals in the provincial capital. Similarly, doctors also observed strike in other districts of the province. Doctors also did not attend patients in some private hospitals and clinics that caused immense difficulties for the patients.