House panel directs government to address demands of agitating doctors through dialogueEducation, Health and Information Technology Committee also asked the health ministry to prepare a conducive environment for the delivery of health services in a dignified, safe and fearless manner.
A parliamentary committee on Friday directed the government to address the demands of agitating doctors through dialogues.
The meeting of the Education, Health and Information Technology Committee of the House of Representatives also instructed the Ministry of Health and Population to prepare a conducive environment for the delivery of health services in a dignified, safe and fearless manner.
Bhanubhakta Joshi, the chairperson of the committee, said the House panel was concerned about attacks and abuse on doctors and other health workers.
“The representatives of the concerned organisations while airing their views at the committee meeting expressed their views about the abuse and unforeseen incidents against the doctors. The committee has drawn serious attention of the government to such incidents,” said committee chair Joshi.
“Expressing regret for incidents of assaults on doctors, it has been decided to instruct the government to take action against the culprits as per the law and the Ministry of Health to prepare an environment for providing health services in a dignified, safe, fearless and non-violent manner.”
Speaking at the meeting, lawmakers demanded the government bring those involved in incidents of attack on doctors to book.