Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has released a press statement on September 3 and urged Nepal Medical Association to protect the health rights of the citizen. It has also urged the government and Nepal Medical Association to find out the solution with the meaningful dialogue. The statement signed by the INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel has stated that patients across the country are deprived of right to health due to the ongoing agitation of doctors.
The statement further says “Doctors are in agitation accusing that their profession are in crisis due to criminal prosecution provision in the newly enforced Criminal Code from August 17. The new act is in implementation from August 17, however it was passed a year ago. There is one provision in this act which makes health professional responsible if a patient dies due to his negligence in course of treatment.”
The statement has strongly urge Nepal Medical Association to be aware on a risk borne to the lives of thousands of people due to the closure of emergency services. At the same time it urged association to maintain their professionalism by bearing the responsibility of serious issue such as health and emergency services.