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Doctors shut all departments except emergency at government hospitals across Nepal

File image: Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital

Kathmandu, August 11

The Government Doctors’ Association of Nepal (GoDAN) has decided to shut down all services except the emergency services in the state-run medical institutes across the country from today.

The decision was taken in solidarity with Dr Govinda KC, who is on a fast-unto-death for past 19 days with a number of demands including the endorsement of Medical Education Bill.

GoDAN held an emergency meeting on Thursday and took the decision to boycott all services save the emergency services at the government hospitals. The Association had been launching phase-wise agitations earlier.

GoDAN Chairman Dr Dipendra Pandey said in a statement that doctors would provide OPD services for patients admitted to the hospitals within the hospital premises by managing necessary infrastructures.

The organisation has accused the government of holding sporadic dialogues for the sake of formality and remaining apathetic towards Dr KC’s demands.

GoDAN has said that government will be held responsible for all the unease that will follow its decision to shut down medical services at the state -run hospitals.

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Published on August 11th, Friday, 2017 11:34 AM


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