Gagan Thapa meets Ganga Maya Adhikari at Bir Hospital
KATHMANDU: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa on Thursday met Ganga Maya Adhikari, who has been staging a fast-unto-death at the Bir Hospital demanding action against murderers of her son, while he inspected the oldest hospital of Nepal.
As the Minister met her, Adhikari demanded that the government take immediate initiatives to bring murderers of her teenage son, Krishna Prasad, be brought to book.
Krishna Prasad was apparently murdered by the then Maoist combatants in Chitwan district in June 2004.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Thapa said that the Bir Hospital should become a 'hospital of the people'.
Speaking at the Hospital today, Thapa said the hospital belongs to people of all sections of the society and atmosphere should be established for easily accessible quality service.
"As Bir Hospital is a source of faith for all the Nepali citizens, the services it provides must be people-friendly," he said.
On the occasion, he directed the hospital authorities to come up with a 100 days' action plan within a week.
On the occasion, Vice-Chancellor of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Dr Ganesh Gurung, apprised Minister Thapa of the status of Hospital.
(With inputs from the Rastriya Samachar Samiti)