Hospital work affected

PARASI: Regular services in Prithvi Chandra Hospital in Nawalparasi district were hit, as the executive level meeting of the hospital development committee has not been held for the past 10 months.

Tenure of Satrajeet Yadav, chairman of the hospital development committee, had expired on September 10 last year. "Since then the meeting of the committee has not been held, affecting the functioning of the hospital," a hospital source said, adding that the bills of medicines purchased ten months ago have not been approved till now.

Though the Cabinet meeting on January 6 decided to appoint Sudarshan Pant for the post, he has not joined duty, the source said.

An all-party meeting has sought to reinstate former chairman Yadav, stating that necessary procedures were not fulfilled while appointing Pant.