TUTH resident doctors to skip OPD duties

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 25, 2016-

Resident doctors of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) have decided to skip out-patient department from Friday to mount pressure on the government to meet demands of Dr Govinda KC. 

The senior orthopaedic surgeon is on an indefinite fast for the last 12 days demanding reforms in the medical education sector.

In a statement on Thursday, the National Resident Doctors Association (NRDA) of TUTH said that they decided to boycott the OPD services due to the government’s reluctance to address the fasting doctor’s demands. 

A total of 300 resident doctors work at the TUTH OPD, providing vital assistance to senior doctors in the hospital. Around 3,000 people visit the hospital each day for a check-up. 

All other academic activities have been halted since Sunday in the institution 

in an act of solidarity with the cause of the protesting doctor. 

President of the NRDA Dr Leison Maharjan, however, said they will be involved in inpatient and emergency units of the hospital. 

Dr KC has been put on a drip after his condition deteriorated drastically. His heart beat is erratic and he has been complaining of muscle cramps and chest pain. Doctors attending him said Dr KC might need emergency care anytime.

Dr KC has been protesting the appointment of Dr KP Singh as the IoM new dean. He is demanding that Dr Singh be replaced with Dr Jagadish Agrawal, who was also recommended for the position.

Published: 25-11-2016 08:14

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