KATHMANDU, April 11: Patients coming to the government hospitals in the capital after being referred by hospitals in their districts faced difficulties as doctors have boycotted their duty except for emergency services for the last six days.
SIRAHA, Jan 23: In recent years, giving delivery to a child in a private health institution has become so costly that it can leave a middle-class family debt-ridden. That is the reason why people opt for government hospitals and birthing centers for delivering babies. As guaranteed in the Safe Motherhood Program of the government, public hospitals must provide free maternity service. However, free maternity service is limited only to papers, according to pregnant women seeking such service.