KATHMANDU, May 2: The Government Doctors’ Association of Nepal (Godan) has decided to continue the postponement of its protest, waiting for the government to address its demands.
The doctors started staging protests against the government’s execution of the civil service adjustment plan as per the Civil Service Adjustment Act. The government doctors put off their protests for 15 days, from April 14 to 28, after the government sought time for addressing their demands.
“We have been told that the government is working to address our demands. So we have continued with our protest postponement,” said Dipendra Pandey, president of Godan.
“The government says it needs cabinet approvals and legal amendment to address our demands,” he said, adding that they are not issuing any deadline this time to address their demands.
Officials at the Ministry of Health and Population said that they have been working to address their demands in coordination with the Ministry of Law, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. The government officials claimed that there are legal hurdles that need to be removed to address the demands.