Incident Reports

Health workers stage sit-in in front of Ministry of Health and Population


Province 3, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

The Joint Struggle Committee of trade unions and professional unions working in the health sector staged a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Health and Population on December 27. The coordinator of the sit-in program, Dr Lochan Karki, said they resorted to the protest after their 18 points demands were not fulfilled.

The demands include free treatment of COVID-19 and other complex diseases, an increase in the number of isolation centres, increase in testing, contact tracing, and other facilities for health workers. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media