Health ministry grills Manipal College

Published On: April 24, 2017 08:58 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

POKHARA, April 24: The Ministry of Health has sought clarification from Pokhara-based Manipal Medical College for not providing emergency medical service to the people injured in Jomsom bus accident on Saturday.

The Ministry also has asked the college to furnish clarification within 24 hours with the proper justificatiion.

 The ministry sought the clarification from the college mentioning that the incident was against the Article 35(1) of the constitution which states that none of the citizens will be deprived of basic emergency health services.

Likewise, the ministry has cited that the health service is an essential service and there should not be any strike and protest in the sector.

The ministry has also questioned why the registration of the medical college should not be scrapped?

The ministry has formed a three-member committee to investigate the incident under the coordination of Dr Bhola Ram Shrestha. The other members of the committee are Dr Dhundi Raj Poudel and under-secretary of the ministry Bhavanath Khatiwada. The committee has been asked to submit its report within three days.

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