TUTH docs stretch protest to Day 3

KATHMANDU: The indefinite strike called by the struggle committee of the doctors and professors at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) entered its third day on Wednesday.

The agitators have been demanding the resignation of Dr Arun Sayami, Dean of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), cancellation of the entrance examinations for Post Graduate Studies in Medicine which were conducted on Saturday and Sunday and a probe into the irregularities.

Due to the strike called by the doctors all the services except the emergency services have been halted in the hospital since Monday.

Due to the bandh hundreds of patients who had gone to the hospital for treatment have been affected.

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

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.

Meanwhile health services were affected in the Kathmandu Medical College as well over internal disputes.