Provincial health minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid called on Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to brief about the strike of young doctors. She also apprised the chief minister about anti-dengue efforts. Talking on the occasion, the chief minister said that patients are facing difficulties due to the strike of doctors and added that it is a painful matter that patients remain deprived of timely treatment due to this strike. Punjab government has constituted a committee to hold negotiations with the doctors as the government wants to settle matters with mutual consultation. The chief minister approved the recruitment of new doctors with directions to take immediate steps for their recruitment. I want that every patient gets treatment facilities in the hospitals. The strike is against the norms of the medical profession and a negation of commitment of serving the ailing humanity, he added. The doctors are not serving the nation by closing roads as patients, as well as the general public, are suffering and such agitation is unbecoming of the doctors' profession. He reiterated that treatment is the responsibility of the doctors and there is no justification to stop working for fulfilling the demands. He said that provision of the best healthcare system is the mission of the government. The chief minister also directed to continue surveillance of dengue disease and added that clinical management should also be focused because there is no room for any leniency in this regard. Secretary SH&ME, secretary information and secretary to CM were also present on this occasion.