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Seven ‘fake’ doctors arrested (rep 20/04/2021)

Doctors to charge patient as much as Rs 825 as examination fee (rep 17/02/221)

Doctors at Butwal Covid-19 hospital resign over non-payment of allowance : They say they have not received risk allowance in months, by Amrita Anmol (kp 13/11/2020)

Karnali provincial hospital doctors protest demanding encouragement allowance: The doctors said in a statement on Thursday that they decided to protest after the provincial government didn’t give them the extra money, by Kalendra Sejuwal (kp 26/06/2020)

Proposed changes in Medical Education Regulation draw flak as this disproportionately favors govt doctors to pursue MD courses: Proposed regulation has allocated 50 percent quotas for government doctors, by Ashim Neupane (rep 17/06/2020)

Police to probe manhandling of NMC doc (ht 01/06/2020)

Anti-graft body detains doctor for 25 days over report, suspends him: The doctor posted in Butwal was released after a probe panel endorsed his findings, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/03/2020)

Private doctors’ consultation fees likely to be hiked: Nepal Medical Association says it will revise the fee structure after the government did not decide on its proposal; The fees have not been revised since 2014, said the Nepal Medical Associationl, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/02/2020)

As assault reports rise, Nepal Medical Council urges doctors to practice as per protocol: According to the Nepal Medical Association, around a dozen such incidents take place throughout the country every month, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/12/2019)

Doctors neglecting transfer order in Janakpur, by Suresh Yadav (rep 14/09/2019)

22 doctors resign in Rapti Academy of Health Sciences citing pressure from administration: Health service at the academy has come to a halt following the resignation of doctors, by Durgalal KC (kp 24/08/2019), RAHS accepts group resignations of 21 doctors (rep 26/08/2019)

Haphazard transfer of specialist doctors is affecting patients—and health facilities: In some cases doctors have been transferred to hospitals where they cannot use their expertise for lack of infrastructure and equipment, b y Arjun Poudel (kp 16/08/2019)

Lack of doctors at metropolis’ health clinics puts medicine stocks at peril: Kathmandu City Office is forced to halt the hiring process for health workers, including doctors, nurses, due to budget freeze, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/08/2019)

Docs on govt scholarship breaching contract, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 08/07/2019)

Doctors alarmed by the assaults they are facing at the hands of family of deceased: Relatives usually allege doctors of negligence, but medical professionals say the issue needs to be dealt with more carefully, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/06/2019)

Om Hospital doctors accused of medical negligence: Rampiyari Thapa Magar died after undergoing what doctors said was a ‘successful gallbladder surgery’, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/06/2019)

Doctors and development: Some doctors are not sympathetic to their patients. They launch their stethoscopes at private clinics and hospitals against their patients to make quick bucks, by Babu Ram Neupane (rep 26/05/2019)

A doctor’s dilemma: Choice between service, commerce, by Ajay Risal (ht 23/05/2019)

Govt docs to be brought under central government (ht 30/04/2019)

Doctors to get professional development training from mid-May: Medical council: Health minister yet to find time to meet medical council officials to discuss administrative technicalities for the implementation of the training programme, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/04/22019)

Protesting doctors suspend their strike for two weeks after government’s assurance: Doctors to wear black armbands until their demands are addressed, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/04/2019)

GODAN threatens to halt health services (ht 04/04/2019), Government doctors to halt out-patient care from today, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/04/2019), Doctors’ strike hits patients hard across country (ht 06/04/2019), Near 50,000 patients hit by doctors' strike (rep 06/04/2019), Government doctors steadfast on their strike against Civil Servants Adjustment Bill: Nepal Medical Association extends solidarity with the protest that has hit thousands of people, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/04/2019), As government doctors go on strike, the country’s poor suffer the most: Several state-run health facilities were overwhelmed on Sunday by patients, most of whom were visiting from outside of Kathmandu, only to be refused medical care, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/04/2019)) [The legitimacy of a medical strike is extremely limited. As soon as patients are seriously endangered, it becomes a crime!], Patients bear the brunt of doctors’ protest, by Anita Shrestha (ht 09/04/2019), Government doctors to halt autopsy services from today, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/04/2019), Govt doctors continue to halt health services (ht 10/04/2019), ‘Docs’ strike violates Nepalis’ right to health’ (ht 10/04/2019), Patients continue to suffer as doctors and government stand their ground, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/04/2019), Medical association calls meeting to find a way out to ongoing doctors’ strike: Agitating government doctors provide medical care from hospitals’ premises, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/04/2019), Doctors in Bardiya distance themselves from protest despite pressure to join the strike, by Kamal Panthi (kp 11/04/2019), Patients treated under open sky as docs’ strike drags on, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 11/04/2019), Medical association gives government 72 hours to resolve  doctors’ issues: It has also warned of stern protests nationwide unless agitating doctors’ genuine corcerns are addressed, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/04/2019), Respect the profession: The government can no longer remain a mute spectator to the plight of the sick and must act tough to deal with the protest (ht 12/04/2019), Doctors’ Responsibility, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 13/04/2019)

Institute of Medicine warns doctors against private practice during office hours: Dean Agrawal says service delivery could improve if hospital staff dedicated themselves to the hospital throughout their duty hours, by Arrjun Poudel (kp 05/03/2019)

40pc of doctors failed in medical council’s special examination: Majority of them are those who obtained their  higher degrees from foreign universities, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/03/2019)

Thousands of patients bear the brunt of government doctors’ strike: About 1,400 government doctors have gone on a strike demanding amendment to the employee adjustment bill, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/02/2019)

Government doctors say adjustment provision against their career prospects, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/02/2019)

Doctors issue 72-hour ultimatum against adjustment (rep 25/02/2019)

Patients to suffer as doctors announce nationwide protest: Health workers protest move to deploy them under local governments, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/02/2019), Protesting govt docs boycott work (rep 23/02/2019)

Medical council makes professional training mandatory for doctors, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/02/2019)

Govt docs to halt health services from today, by Anita Shrestha (ht 17/02/2019), Government doctors warn of resigning en masse, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/02/2019), GODAN collecting signatures for en masse resignation (ht 19/02/2019), Blood  donation camp held in protest (ht 20/02/2019)

Teaching Hospital residents on strike, by Nayak Paudel (kp 11/01/2019), , Resident docs of TUTH halt services (ht 12/01/2019)

Government doctors not to take part in adjustment process, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/01/2019), Doctors threaten to go on a strike, by Nayak Paudel (kp 07/01/2019)

1,600 govt doctors threaten to quit to press demands: GODAN warns (rep 24/12/2018)

Kin blame docs’ negligence for woman’s death (ht 22/12/2018)

Doctors put on hold nationwide strike (kp 11/08/2018), Consumer forum urges SC to annul ministry deal with NMA: Writ says NMA’s demand to amend Criminal Code is against consumers (kp 11/09/2018)

NMA officials meet Health Minister Yadav: Health Minister Yadav says he is trying his best to keep the promise and address the demand of medical professionals (kp 10/09/2018)

Docs trained in China, Russia, Philippines fail licensing exam more often: India-trained dentists also highest among failures, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 07/09/2018)

Hospital services to be disrupted: Doctors to halt services except for emergency today (kp 02/09/2018), 6,000 doctors surrender licenses to NMC: Government threatens action (rep 03/09/2018), Hospital closure hits patients hard (kp 03/09/2018), Sick of new penal code, docs go on strike: Six thousand of them surrender their licences; Govt threatens action against striking doctors, by Anita Shrestha (ht 03/09/2018), Doctors defer protest after deal: Agitation put off by a week after government agrees to amend some contested provisions of Criminal Code, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/09/2018), Govt yields to demands of striking docs, by Anita Shrestha (ht 04/09/2018), Docs up in arms (ht 04/09/2018), Doctors’ Professional Ethics, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 05/09/2018), Netizens divided over doctors' protest, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 05/09/2018)

Docs threaten to stop work from Aug 17 to protest new code (rep 14/08/2018), New code means docs won’t treat patients without fear: Ex-justice KC (rep 15/08/2018), Criminal Code to affect emergency patients most: NMA vice-prez (rep 18/08/2018)

Shortage of specialized doctors hits patients hard, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 13/08/2018)

Lack of specialized doctors causing untimely deaths (rep 03/08/2018)

Nurses, resident doctors demand better facilities: The agitating nurses and medical students warn of intensifying their protests if their demands are not addressed immediately (kp 23/06/2018)

Govt facing shortage of trained docs for autopsies (ht 04/06/2018)

A doctor’s complaint: No doctor should be barred from pursuing a post graduate degree during the contract period, by Arun Upreti (rep 03/06/2018)

Mention registration number on prescription, doctors told (ht 04/05/2018)

Unavailability of interventional radiologists hits patients hard (ht 11/04/2018)

NMC bars two Norvic doctors for 30 days, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/03/2018)

Nepali doctors and doctrines: The importance of qualified and professional doctors cannot be understated; politicians should not undermine it, by Abhi Subedi (kp 04/03/2018)

Only one specialty doctor each in seven categories nationwide, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 02/03/2018)

Province 7 doctors demand guarantee of security (ht 23/02/2018)

BPKIHS docs on strike (kp 10/10/2017)

International symposium of doctors begins in Pokhara (ht 07/10/2017)

Decision to make doctors pay for health accidents draws flak, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/09/2017), NMA to shut hospitals from tomorrow (kp 21/09/2017), NMA, govt talks inconclusive (kp 22/09/2017), Doctors’ protest hits patients hard (kp 24/09/2017)

Postgraduates in medicine approach power centers to get license after failing NMC test; Only 30.21 percent pass NMC test, many practicing without license: NMC officials, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 14/07/2017)

70pc docs fail MD/MS licence test (kp 10/07/2017)

NMC to bring CPD grading for docs to set practice benchmark, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/05/2017)

Neurosurgeon quits, BPK Hospital hit (ht 24/04/2017)

Doctors to resume work after two months (ht 24/04/2017)

Intern docs made to work 36 hrs a shift for Rs 9,500 monthly, by Bisgnu Prasad Aryal (rep 12/04/2017)

Time to wake up: Socio-cultural barriers still make doctors hesitant to specialise in anaesthesiology, by Pawan Hamal (kp 06/04/2017)

Only 38 specialist doctors apply for 117 govt vacancies, by Manish Gautam (kp 27/03/2017)

Specialist doctor appointment: Panel for easing working, study conditions (kp 19/03/2017)

Karnali gets its first female doctor (ht 17/03/0217)

No doctors on call in western Ramechhap (kp 26/02/2017)

Govt struggling to hire specialist doctors: Health Ministry announces vacancies for  second time in four months, by Manish Gautam (kp 21/02/2017)

MoH nod must for govt docs before pvt practice (kp 29/01/2017)

Govt to hire docs for districts from private sector: Gagan Thapa; Out of 88 docs selected, 55 declined to work outside Valley, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 20/01/2017)

Only 4 docs in whole of Siraha district (kp 18/01/2017)

Doctors’ stir throws services haywire in GMC (kp 28/12/2016)

Doctors defy MoH orders: Say instruction to extend OPD services till 5pm is not possible in the present situation (kp 23/11/2016)

60pc of doctor posts vacant in the Midwest: According to a senior health official, the doctor to patient ratio in the region is 1 doctor per 20,000 population, by Janak Nepal (kp 31/10/2016)

Name plates placed to keep tab on truant doctors in hospitals (ht 27/10/2016), No duty: Strong departmental action must be taken against those who flout the hospital rules and remain absent during working hours (ht 28/10/2016)

Govt to bar medical directors from private practice (ht 07/10/2016)

PM directs health secy to suspend ‘fake docs’ (kp 15/08/2016), Health Ministry scraps contracts of five doctors: Move follows PM’s directive to initiate action; Police since February have arrested 54 doctors for possessing fake academic credentials (kp 16/08/2016)

Two doctors held for fake credentials (kp 09/08/2016)

Operation quack: Investigation should be completed soon and the public have to be assured that the medical sector is clean, by Subhas Lamichhane (kp 17/07/2016)

Doctors under threat: By resorting to hooliganism upon the slightest pretext, people are spoiling Nepal’s health care environment, by Subhas Lamichhane (kp 01/07/2016)

Arrested doctors’ cases handed over to govt attorneys: Preparations underway to file charge-sheet against 36 doctors at district courts, including 12 in Kathmandu (kp 01/07/2016)

Fake academic certificate scandal: Former patients claim medical malpractice (kp 27/06/2016)

CIB rounds up 15 doctors (kp 18/06/2016), NMA decries arrests of on-duty doctors (kp 19/06/2016), NMA agitated with doctors’ arrest (ht 19/06/2016), 36 fake docs in CIB net, by Manish Gautam (kp 20/06/2016), 36 doctors with fake credentials arrested, remanded for five days, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 20/06/2016), Tip of the iceberg: Undoubtedly all of them have committed a serious crime which is punishable under the law of the land (ht 20/06/2016), Entrance exam under scrutiny, by Manish Gautam (kp 21/06/2016), Name and shame them: It’d be difficult for quacks to hide in a highly-skilled profession like medicine (kp 21/06/2016), Govt told to present 10 doctors before court within three days (ht 21/06/2016), CIB to probe certificates from other Indian boards (kp 23/06/2016), Regulating Medical Services: Key To Curbing Unethical Practices, by Mukti Rijal (rn 23/06/2016), Police to continue crackdown on quacks (ht 25/06/2016), Arrested doctors’ petition quashed (kp 28/06/2016)

Procedures for hiring doctors on contract formulated (ht 08/06/2016)

Doctors put forth 11-point demand (ht 03/06/2016)

17 doctors among 20 get pink slip for playing truant (kp 20/05/2016)

NMC gives 17 doctors the boot, by Manish Gautam (kp 06/04/2016)

2 more MBBS grads caught with fake HS degrees, by Manish Gautam (kp 27/03/2016)

NMC to verify certificates of all docs (kp 08/03/2016)

Charge sheets filed against 12 fake docs: The Central Investigation Bureau seeks three-year jail terms, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/03/2016), District Court takes statements from 3: Statements from nine other doctors to be recorded before the court delivers verdict today (kp 04/03/2016)

12 doctors held for doing just what the doctor didn’t order: Arrested from different districts for possessing fake school certificates, by Manish Gautam (kp 07/02/2016), Fake degrees: Rajbiraj doctor rounded up; Dr Manoj Kumar Sah, who was held on fake degree charge, returns to work after the police found his qualification to be genuine, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/02/2016), Crisis of conscience: Unethical acts of doctors are a breach of trust and a danger to public health (kp 09/02/2016), Suspected docs on the run, by Manish Gautam (kp 12/02/2016), Dr Swindle and Mr Hide, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 12/02/2016), Fake medical kits: Police widen probe net, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/02/2016), Bajhang police arrest fake doctor, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 28/02/2016), 12 ‘fake doctors’ released on bail (rep 09/03/2016)

19 docs face govt action for no show (kp 22/12/2015)

Health Minister warns doctors (ht 01/08/2015)

Rule compels funded doctors to serve govt (kp 13/04/2015)

A doctor for all seasons, by Sachi Mulmi (rep 27/02/2015)

Walking the talk: Ram Shrestha proves it is possible to provide affordable, quality health care and education to Nepalis, by Guna Raj Luitel (nt 19/12/2014)

ICRC plans trauma courses for docs (kp 04/12/2014)

Bhaktapur hospital suffers from shortage of doctors, by Anup Ojha (kp 09/11/2014)

Nepali doctor Kumud Dhital performs 'breakthrough' transplants in Australia (Setopati 25/10/2014), Nepali doc in ‘dead heart’ transplant: Hearts retrieved from bodies 20 min after death were kept beating through resuscitation and preservation, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 27/10/2014), “I would like to help Nepal in a practical way”, interview with Kumud Dhital (nt 31/10/2014), All in the heart: Dr Kumud Dhital’s successful transplantation of a dead heart must spur development in Nepal’s health and research sectors, by Mukesh Kumar Sah (kp 09/11/2014)

NMA to dosurvey to find total numberof doctors (ht 14/09/2014)

Docs’ fee ceiling new from Sept 17 (kp 05/09/2014), Decision on doctors’ consultation fees to come into effect (ht 08/09/2014), Docs’ fee ceiling comes into effect, by Manish Gautam (kp 17/09/2014)

Govt sets ceiling on doctors’ fees, by Manish Gautam (kp 28/08/2014)

Bajura gets first lady doctor (ht 26/07/2014)

Govt docs may face pvt practice ban, by Manish Gautam (kp 20/07/2014)

Nepali docs found ‘severely lacking’ in people skills, by Weena Pun (kp 22/06/2014)

New proposal for doctor fee ceiling, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/05/2014)

IOM Resident doctors to protest fee increase (kp 30/04/2014)

MoHP proposes higher doc fees (rep 24/04/2014)

Docs of children’s hospital on strike (ht 26/03/2014)

Implementation of NMC licence renewal stalled (kp 24/03/2014)

145 doctors take oath of office (ht 06/02/2014)

Bajura finally gets doctors (ht 30/01/2014)


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