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Two jailed for manhandling doctors (kh 14/10/2023)

Stringent law fails to stop assaults on doctors : Thousands of patients suffered, as resident doctors shunned services on Wednesday, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/09/2023)

Local units aim to produce doctors to tackle shortage : Paribartan Rural Municipality provides scholarship to a student per year who will work for at least two years at local hospital after completing studies, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 15/07/2023)

Doctors' consultation fees increase 14 percent (rep 15/05/2023)

Doctor fees could go up for second time in two years : In February 2021 the Nepal Medical Association had almost doubled the fees, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/05/2023)

Over 10,000 registered specialist doctors in Nepal: NMC (rn 01/03/2023)

Majority of MBBS and BDS graduates unfit to practise medicine : Of the 2,039 doctors who appeared in the licensing tests held from Thursday to Saturday, only 863 got pass marks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/09/2022), Medically unfit : Failure of Nepali medical students will ultimately lead to the failure of Nepal’s healthcare system  (kp 28/09/2022)

Tamankhola finds way to get doctors : Tamankhola Rural Municipality in Baglung has decided to provide scholarships to one MBBS student every fiscal year on the condition that they serve in the rural municipality for at least five years, by Prakash Baral (kp 05/06/2022)

Going under the scalpel in Nepal : Nepal's first female facial plastic surgeon demystifies the beauty procedure and recommends caution, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 04/03/2022)

Doctors’ fee almost doubled during pandemic but government unaware ; Nepal Medical Association, the umbrella organisation of medical doctors, says it decided to hike the fees after the government ignored its longstanding demand for a fee revision, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/03/2022)

Doctors not receiving incentive allowance concerning (kh 06/02/2022)

Facilities of doctors working in government hospitals to be increased (kh 19/10/2021)

Fewer doctors coming to Baglung after it was removed from remote districts listThe chances of getting a scholarship for MD are high if a doctor has served at hospitals in remote districts, by Prakash Baral (kh 12/08/2021)

Local governments plan medicine scholarships to tackle doctor shortage in remote districts : Local units in Jumla, Jajarkot and Taplejung have launched programmes to produce doctors, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/07/2021)

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)
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