Directive to investigate over Amda hospital issue

RUPANDEHI: Minister for Health Gagan Thapa has issued a directive to immediately investigating into the claims made by the locals against the operational values of the Siddhartha Child and Women's Hospital (Amda) in Butwal.

The Local Users Committee on Friday had submitted a four-point memo to the Hospital Director Dr Binod Parajuli.

In the memo, the locals have claimed that the hospital has not been following the objectives that were set during its formation in 2053 including not handing over the operation management to the local management committee and not including the local Ward Chief in the hospital management committee, among others.

The locals have also sought fifty per cent concession in medical treatment cost.