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Patients suffering due to Nepal’s Govt hospitals doctors’ strike

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KATHMANDU: Patients have been hit hard due to the ongoing protest of the doctors serving in the state-run hospitals across the country. Besides ICU and emergency services, all other services have been halted.
Unhappy with the adjustment bill, the government doctors have been halting the Out Patient Department (OPD) services of the government health facilities for the past seven days.
The ongoing strike was called by the Government Doctor’s Association of Nepal (GODAN),
Showing their grave dissatisfaction over the government’s ignorance toward their demands, the agitating doctors have continued their protest for the seventh day on Thursday.
However, in response to mounting pressure from the general public, some of the hospitals, including Bir Hospital and Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH), Teku, partly opened their OPD services on Thursday.
They had also provided similar services on Wednesday.
Giving continuity to their protest, the doctors at Bir Hospital operated the OPD service staying outside of the hospital building. The doctors, as on Wednesday, continued to use the letter pad of GODAN instead of OPD tickets today.
According to the hospital source, the doctors serving at the STIDH have been operating OPD service from their emergency department.
Likewise, the Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, the maternity hospital at Thapathali, had partially opened its OPD service on Thursday.
Executive Director of the Hospital Jaggeshwor Gautam said, “Since the hospital is a specialised hospital, halting its services will be too inhuman.”
The genuine demands of the doctors should be addressed, he added.
According to Dipendra Pandey, chairman of GODAN, they were compelled to stage the protest because the government remained indifferent to their demands.
The doctors serving in the state-run hospitals have been demanding amendment to the provision of the act that puts them under the jurisdiction of local level.
They have been stating that current provision of the Act would hamper their professional growth.

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