Ministry mulls action against Dr Adhikari

Kathmandu, November 21

Ministry of Health and Population is planning to take departmental action against Dr Dhurba Adhikari, a neurosurgeon at Bir Hospital who resigned from his post on Monday accusing the ministry of demanding bribe money from him.

Ministry of Health and Population today asked Dr Adhikari to furnish written clarification on the matter.

According to Mahesh Chaurasiya, press adviser to Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Upendra Yadav, Dr Adhikari was not able to provide any information about the official who purportedly demanded bribe from him.

“The ministry is ready to take action against the official who demanded bribe from Dr Adhikari. However, Dr Adhikari cannot level allegation against the ministry without any proof,” he added.

The Ministry of Health and Population had posted him at Western regional Hospital on April 1, 2018, but he didn’t report to his new office. He even didn’t receive the transfer letter provided by the ministry.