Mechi health workers announce stir


Health workers in the Mechi zone have decided to go on a three-day strike to protest the manhandling of Dr Surya Narayan Shah of Lifeline Hospital. The hospital has shut down all its services for a week to protest the incident. The Mechi chapter of Nepal Medical Association on Monday decided to launch a protest from Tuesday. Mechi NMA general secretary Dr Nitya Khanal said all hospitals and private clinics in the zone would suspend OPD; emergency services will, however, remain open.