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Nepal doctors' strike leaves patients stranded

Published on Jan 20, 2014 7:54 PM
 

KATHMANDU (AFP) - Nepalese doctors shut hospitals and clinics across the Himalayan nation, leaving thousands of patients stranded Monday, as part of a campaign to reform medical education, the national doctors' association said.

Doctors were still providing emergency and intensive care but all other services have been halted indefinitely since Sunday in a strike to support a surgeon leading the campaign, Nepal Medical Association (NMA) officials said.

Orthopedic surgeon Govinda K.C., who works at the state-run Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, began a hunger strike ten days ago to protest the alleged political appointment of the institution's new dean.

"We are aware that thousands of patients have been hit hard by our strike.

 
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