Doctors announce strike; services to be halted in all hospitals on Saturday, Sunday
Nepal Doctors Association has decided to halt all the services except emergency service in the hospitals across the nation as the health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who is on hunger strike at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) deteriorates on Friday.
The Association's extended meeting held in Kathmandu took the decision to this effect accusing the government of turning a deaf ear to their 'genuine' demands.
The TUTH doctors including Dr KC have been demanding that TUTH Dean should be appointed on the basis of seniority and eligibility.
Dr KC had started fast-unto- death on Monday.
Recently, TU Vice Chancellor Hira Bahadur Maharjan had appointed Dr Dharmakanta Baskota as acting Dean going against the decision of the TU executive council meeting that had decided to form a panel to recommend names for the post.
Established in 1983, TUTH is the premier teaching hospital and is one of the well- equipped hospitals of the country. nepalnews.com