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Government hospital doctors to halt services except emergency from Friday

- SAMUEL CHHETRI, Kathmandu

Jan 24, 2019-

Resident doctors at various government hospitals across the country have warned of halting all medical services except emergency from Friday if the government fails to hold talks with Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike.

Dr KC has been staging a fast-unto-death protest for the past 16 days seeking reforms in the country’s medical education system after the Parliamentary Health and Education Committee endorsed the draft of the National Medical Education Bill on the basis of majority by tweaking some key contents.

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Resident doctors at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Bir Hospital and BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences had jointly issued a statement on Wednesday to this regard.

The doctors, expressing solidarity with Dr KC, put on black armband and halted OPD services for two hours as a part of the protest against the government yesterday.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Upendra Yadav, during an interaction programme held at the ministry yesterday, had said that the government should honestly implement the agreement signed with Dr KC.

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Published: 24-01-2019 11:44

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