Chaos plagues TU Teaching Hospital

KATHMANDU: The struggle committee of the doctors and professors at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) continued its indefinite strike on Tuesday pressing for its demands. The demands include resignation of the Dr Arun Sayami, Dean of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), cancell the entrance examinations for Post Graduate Studies in Medicine which were conducted on Saturday and Sunday and probe the irregularities.

Nepal University Teachers´ Association, Maharajgunj chapter; Nepal Resident Doctors Association, Free Students´ Union at the Maharajgunj Campus, FSU at the Nursing Campus, Maharajgunj and employees at the TUTH have joined hands in staging the protest.

As a part of their protest doctors and professors at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) halted all services except the emergency and indoor services in the hospital since Monday. Due to the bandh hundreds of patients who had gone to the hospital for treatment have been affected.

However, Dr. Sayami refuted the allegations levied against him. He said 'The charge against me are all baseless.' He added, 'Today the committee had been formed to investigate the matter and if it finds me guilty then I will resign immediately. If the accusers are found to be at fault and the committee lets them go without any punishment it would be intolerable for me.'

He revealed that the committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Bhagawan Koirala. Dr. Sayami faces charges for accepting a huge bribe.

The agitating doctors alleged that the entrance exams were conducted with force by the Dean after accepting the bribe.