Hospitals halt all OPD services except emergency

Published On: September 2, 2018 07:40 PM NPT By: Republica


KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The Out Patient Department (OPD) services at hospitals did not operate today after the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) announced a protest over the newly enforced Criminal Code.

Except for the emergency services, all other services were halted said Dr. Lochan Karki, General Secretary, NMA.

The association staged demonstrations at Maitighar Mandala in Kathmandu and in the District Administration Offices all over the country.

As part of its phase-wise protests, the association will halt all the administrative works at all the health institutions on Monday and will stop admitting patients except for emergency from Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the association will only allow emergency surgeries, followed by a shutdown of all laboratory and radiology services except for emergency cases on Thursday.

From Friday, all medical services including OPD, barring Emergency, would be shut down until the doctors’ demands are met.


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