Resident docs boycott OPD services, classes at TUTH

Kathmandu, August 2

More than 300 resident doctors pursuing their MD or MS degrees at the Institute of Medicine  boycotted out-patient  department services and academic classes at TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, today.

According to Dr Amit Yadav, secretary at Nepal Resident Doctors Association, TUTH, the doctors boycotted the OPD services to mount pressure on the authorities concerned to address the demands put forth by agitating Dr Govinda KC.

“Dr KC’s fast-onto-death entered 10th day today, but still the government has not been able take any decision on the Medical Education Bill nor any of his other demands,” he said. He added that unless Dr KC’s demands were met, the doctors would boycott OPD services and academic classes at the hospital.

Dr Dipak Mahara, director of TUTH, informed that the boycott started today but it had not affected the delivery of services. He added that there were other consultant and faculty doctors to handle OPD services and medical classes. He said the hospital could face problems if the protest continued.