TUTH protest enters Day II; services halted
KATHMANDU: Delivery of essential medical services at the TU Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj came to a standstill for the straight second day today as resident doctors and nurses continued to protest alleged scandal in the institute.
Apart from the inpatient and emergency services, they shut down all the essential services today.
Outpatients, who flooded the hospital oblivious of the agitation, were hit hard. On an average, 700 people receive outpatient service from the hospital daily.
Tension flared in the hospital after Free Students’ Union at the Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj,
on Sunday accused its Dean Dr Arun Sayami and Assistant Dean Dr Ratindra
Nath Shrestha of accepting Rs 10.2 million bribe
from students in an entrance exam of MS, MD, MN, MoLT and MPH.
The agitating resident doctors, nurses and FSU have demanded that the alleged ‘corrupt’ Dean and his assistant resign; cancel the result of the entrance
exam that was held on March 13 and 14, form
a probe committee to look into the irregularities and reschedule the exam.
President of TU Professors’ Union under Teaching Hospital Dr Karbirnath Yogi maintained that they would not let the health facilities resume Outpatient Department until their demands were fulfiled.
They also alleged that IoM officials had leaked the question papers for cash. Some students had boycotted the exam following the alleged leakage of
Meanwhile, National Vigilance Centre has formed a three-member fact-finding committee led by DSP Niranjan Bista to look into the alleged irregularities. The committee has been mandated to submit its report within three days.