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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Doctors to boycott OPD services at TUTH

Posted by Anup Baral | August 2, 2017 : Resident doctors pursuing MD/MS degrees at the Institute of Medicine have decided to boycott out-patient services from tomorrow to exert pressure on the authorities concerned to address the demands put forth by agitating Dr Govinda KC. “We have decided to boycott OPD services from tomorrow,” said Dr Kashyap Shrestha, Nepal Resident Doctors Association. He said resident doctors would not attend any patient at the hospital’s OPD and also would not participate in any of the academic activities from tomorrow.
Dr Shrestha said resident doctors at the IoM were compelled to boycott OPD services as the government had failed to address issues raised by Dr KC, who has been on a fast-unto-death for the last nine days. Doctors attending to Dr KC said the health condition of Dr KC was deteriorating day by day. He, however, said resident doctors will attend to patients in the emergency ward, intensive care unit and in-patient department. Hundreds of patients, who visit Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for treatment would be affected. Over 1,600 patients from across the country visit TUTH every day, which is renowned for quality care. Dr KC, a senior orthopaedic surgeon at the TUTH, is on indefinite.

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