Stories By 'Manish Gautam'
Dr Govinda KC broke his 13th fast-unto-death Wednesday after 14 days following the government’s promise to enact a law incorporating the provisions of the Health Profession Education (HPE) Bill through an ordinance.
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Police on Monday arrested a Nepali Congress (NC) leader in connection with the 88kg gold smuggling case.
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Efforts made so far to streamline the medical education sector in the country have met with a major setback, if they have not gone down the chute, as Parliament held its last meeting on Friday without endorsing the Health Profession Education (HPE) Bill.
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The government has begun preparations to introduce a law that would treat attacks on doctors and health institutions as non-bailable offence, with a jail sentence of up to three years.
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Senior orthopaedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital Dr Govinda KC has postponed his 12th hunger strike following suspension of the parliamentary business that included preparations to pass a law governing the medical education sector.
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Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country were deprived of health services for the fourth consecutive day on Monday due to an ongoing strike by doctors who are protesting against a government plan to introduce a new law that aims to “rein in negligent medical practitioners”.
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