KATHMANDU: All hospitals across the nation have resumed their services from today after the withdrawal of the two-day hospital banda called by the Nepal Medical Association.
All the agitation programmes were withdrawn after the government appointed Dr Prakash Sayami as the new dean of the Institute of Medicine (IoM) on the basis of seniority, addressing the fast-unto-death staged by senior Orthopedist Prof Dr Govinda KC.
KC was against the appointments of the office- bearers in the vacant posts of the Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine on the basis of political conviction.
The Association withdrew all the agitation programmes of closing all services except for emergency on Saturday and Sunday across the country after the meeting of the Tribhuvan University Executive Council appointed Prof Dr Prakash Sayami on the basis of seniority and that the demands raised by Dr KC were addressed.
Dr KC had staged the fast-unto-death from August 13 demanding that vacant posts be fulfilled immediately and not to appoint high-officials including dean on the basis of political alignments.
General Secretary of the Association, Dr Bhupendra Bahadur Basnet, said that the two-day protest programme were withdrawn after the government addressed the demands raised by Dr KC.
Basnet said that further treatment of Dr KC is underway by keeping him at the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of the hospital after some problems were seen on his health though he broke the six-day long fast-unto-death on Saturday.
Officials and different organisations have frequently put forth their demands for the appointment of various vacant posts of the institute including dean, assistant dean, campus chief, among others, on the basis of seniority and qualification since long.