Medical services to be shut from today

Kathmandu, August 10

Doctors working in government hospitals today decided to shut all medical services, except emergency, across the country from tomorrow.

Government Doctors’ Association of Nepal has accused the government of not taking any serious initiative to address Dr KC’s demands and to save his life.

However, doctors will be providing medical services to patients from hospital premises.

Doctors are providing services wearing black arm bands to show solidarity with Dr KC and his demands. “We felt that wearing black arm bands alone will not pressurise the government. The demands of the agitating doctor must be addressed without further delay as his health is deteriorating each passing day. However, we will not compromise on patients’ health,” informed Dr Dipendra Pandey, president, GODAN.

Dr KC began his eleventh fast unto death stating that the government had failed to address his demands for reforms in the health and medical education sector.