TU Teaching Hospital doctors to shut all services except emergency from today

File image: Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital

Kathmandu, July 13

Resident doctors of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital say they will shut down all regular services of the hospital except the emergency unit in solidarity with the Hospital professor Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a fast-unto-death in Jumla of Karnali, from Friday.

The veteran medical surgeon is on the indefinite hunger strike for last 14 days demanding that the government formulate and implement a new medical education law in line with the recommendations of Kedar Bhakta Mathema-led panel.

Resident doctors of one of the biggest hospitals of the country say they have resorted to the strike demanding that the government take initiatives to save life of Dr KC.

Issuing a statement yesterday, the National Resident Doctors Association says the government apathy forced the doctors to take up the tough way of strike in the essential services. It adds that the decision was made after the government did not heed other forms of protests including demonstrations at the hospital premises and wearing black bands during service.

The organisation says not the doctors, but the government will be responsible for any inconvenience caused due to the strike.

The Association had been resorting to strike in previous hunger strikes of Dr KC too.


Published on July 13th, Friday, 2018 10:21 AM

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