Doctors stage demonstration against attack on medical personnelThey demand immediate implementation of the Security of the Health Workers and Health Organisations Act (First Amendment) 2022.
Doctors from various medical institutes on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest against the recent assault on doctors in Manipal Hospital, Pokhara.
Staging a demonstration at Maitighar Mandala, they demanded immediate implementation of the Security of the Health Workers and Health Organisations Act (First Amendment) 2022.
Fifty-seven-year-old Sukamaya Dura had died while undergoing treatment at the Pokhara-based hospital on Monday. The relatives of the Lumjung local had physically assaulted doctors and medical staff following the incident.
While the accused are yet to be identified, police have taken one Binaya Gurung into police custody for further investigation.
Doctors at the Manipal Hospital have also announced the discontinuation of services at the hospital until the accused are brought to book.
Earlier on September 17, the Nepal Medical Association had halted services at all hospitals across the country, except for emergency care in protest against the attacks on doctors in Hetauda.