Nepal doctors stay away from work to support colleague

Thousands of doctors in Nepal have stayed away from their work at clinics and hospitals to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for the past 10 days demanding reforms in medical education and services.
The Nepal Medical Association says only emergency services were open in hospitals across the Himalayan nation on Wednesday. The strike has left most people in Nepal without access to doctors.
The striking physicians are supporting Dr. Govinda K.C., who is demanding that the government make medical education affordable to more students and medical services available to all citizens.
K.C. is also alleging widespread corruption among officials in granting permits to private medical colleges and is demanding that these officials be dismissed and punished.

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