Service at Mahakali Zonal Hospital halted over attack on doctors

Published On: October 9, 2017 10:19 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, KANACHANDPUR, Oct 9: Service except for emergency at Mahakali Zonal Hospital in Kanchanpur has been halted from Sunday morning over health worker's protest against an attack on them. 

The health workers including doctors have taken to the streets to protest an attack on them by the family of a woman, who was admitted to the hospital for delivery, and gave birth to a stillborn child on Saturday night. 

The family of the mother blamed doctor's negligence for the incident. In the attack, a police personnel deployed in the hospital was injured. 

The enraged family assaulted in rage Dr Satya Prakash Koirala following the incident, said the Hospital Development Committee Chairman Ashok Pandey. 

Meanwhile, the police arrested five protestors in connection with the incident. Investigations were on, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Setti.(RSS)

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