Life & Health
The agitating doctors have decided to withdraw their protest programme and resume regular service after the government agreed to meet their demands.
The Nepal Medical Association had decided to close all non-emergency health services across the country after Dr Janith Lal Singh, a senior orthopaedic surgeon at the trauma centre, was injured when police used force to clear the road for the President's motorcade on Friday.
The doctors withdrew the nationwide strike after hours-long talks at Singha Durbar which ended in a six-point agreement between the two sides, on Sunday. Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office Dr Ganesh Prasad Pandey, on behalf of the government, and a team lead by NMA President Dr Lochan Karki participated in the talks.
The government has guaranteed that it will complete a thorough inquiry within a week and take action against the guilty. It has also promised to make arrangements for the injured doctor's medical care and to amend security procedures to ensure the general public, especially healthcare professionals and facilities, schools and other sensitive institutions and area are not affected by the VVIP movement.