Incident Reports

Ambulance drivers of Dhankuta demand PCR test every 15 days


Ambulance drivers of Dhankuta  have started protests stating that the risk is increasing when ambulances are used to transport patients unsafely. They had handed a letter of memorandum to the CDO Keshav Prasad Bimali on Monday with 10 points demands including the PCR test of ambulance drivers in every 15 days,  provide  safety equipment  and  food and accommodation during the Corona pandemic.

Similarly, It has been demanded that check-ups at Bhedetar should be stopped, vehicles should be disinfected every day, ambulance driver’s insurance fee should be available free of cost, 50 percent of the ambulance fare should be given to the ambulance driver while carrying the COVID-19 patient, and ambulance driver’s representative should be included in every meeting related to the COVID-19.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Other forms of non-violent protest
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other private sectors
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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