GANDAKI, Sept 27: All the services except emergency services are closed in hospitals in Pokhara today in protest against the attack on health workers at Manipal Hospital.
Nepal Medical Association, Gandaki chapter, issued a press release on Tuesday, calling on hospitals throughout Gandaki Province to suspend all services save the emergency ones citing that the doctors are being attacked one after another. Nepal Medical Association, the umbrella organization of doctors across the country, has expressed its solidarity to the call.
All services except emergency services are closed at the Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences, the largest health facility in Gandaki Province, today, at the call of the Association, said the hospital’s Director Bharat Khatri.
Patients who have come from rural and far-flung areas are facing inconvenience due to the closure of the health services, it is said.