September 15: All the medical services except emergency and pharmacy at various hospitals and health institutions of Makwanpur have been shut down to protest against the manhandling of doctors.
The medical services have been shut down to protest the manhandling of Dr Bikas Thapa and Prashant Bidari of Sancho Hospital at Hetauda sub-metropolis-1 on Wednesday. Relatives of Rakesh Pradhan entered the hospital premises on Wednesday and manhandled the doctors, saying Pradhan died due to the negligence of doctors during treatment.
Forty-one-year old Pradhan of Hetauda-12 was suffering from dengue and had died one month ago in course of treatment at Sancho Hospital.
Medical Superintendent at Hetauda Hospital, Dr Ram Chandra Sapkota, said all the health services except emergency and pharmacy have been closed after doctors and health workers launched agitation, citing insecurity.
He shared that Hetauda Hospital has also shut down all services except emergency and pharmacy to protest the incident.
Similarly, other hospitals and health institutions in the district have also closed all medical services except emergency. Seventy-eight health workers including doctors of Hetauda Hospital have resigned en masse, citing insecurity, mentioned Sapkota. -- RSS