MULTAN - Neither the requests made by poor patients nor the Punjab Government’s threats could bring the defiant medics back on their job as they remained on strike for 11th consecutive day here on Thursday.

Poor patients found themselves stranded at Nishtar and Children Complex Hospitals as well as all other health facilities in Multan as the members of Young Doctors Association (YDA) shut down the outdoor patient departments (OPDs).

The YDA had warned the government that the medics would go on strike across the province from June 18 if their service structure was not announced. However, their demand was not accepted by the government on which they went on strike.

Talking to the journalists, the YDA representatives said that the Punjab Government made a commitment regarding evolving and implementing service structure of doctors one year back but the promise was not materialized as yet.

They added that the YDA held protest demonstrations across the province on which provincial government formed a committee to resolve the issue. “The committee evolved service structure and agreed to implement it within one month. Although several months have past, no further progress is seen in this case,” they lamented. They strongly condemned the delay in implementation of doctors’ service structure and declared that the strike would continue till acceptance of all their demands.

BZU DECLARES RESULT: The Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan has announced the result of MA English Part-1 (Annual system) Annual Examination, 2011 here on Thursday. According to the result notification, just 376 candidates could get through out of a total of 2428, showing a poor pass percentage of 15.52 per cent. As many as 2052 candidates failed while the result of five students will be declared later on.