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.
|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|
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