On Wednesday, doctors and other staff called for an agitation demanding timely salary at District Hospital, Sunsari due to which Services had been adversely affected.
The strike has bothered the service seekers as all services, except emergency, have been hal77ted. For the last five months, the government has not paid the salary of the hospital staffs including doctors.
Health professional Pramod Mehata blamed the hospital chief Beena Shakya for reimbursing salary to her close aides and sitting on left.
Mehata lamented that even though the salary cheques were prepared by the accounting department, Chief Shakya did not sign them and sat on leave, completely ignoring the employees of the hospital.
According to the administrative officer of the hospital Umesh Gautam, the problem arose after the hospital chief Beena Shakya went to Kathmandu without notice, despite the government sending the required fund to the hospital.
One of the locals, Birendra Mehata, said, that the hundreds of patients coming to visit the hospital from faraway places including Koshi, Bhokraha, Nursing, Gadi, Harinagara, Dewangunj, and other places have to return home empty-handed today.
Birendra Mehata stated, that the various patients arriving at the hospital from really far distances like Koshi, Bhokraha, Nursing, Gadi, Harinagara, Dewangunj, and other places are turning back home without treatments.
Jamuna Gautam Deputy Mayor of Inarwa Municipality stated that just because of the utter neglect of the hospital chief, the staff is torn of convenient payment for the future Dashain festival.
Though, Chief District Officer Rajesh Paudel stated, he is ignorant of the situation.