Incident Reports

Doctors at Bir Hospital stage sit-in demanding risk allowance

2021-02-02

Province 3, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Doctors of Bir Hospital staged a sit-in demanding the risk allowance. The government had announced a risk allowance for frontline workers who worked for the prevention and reduction of coronavirus infection, but the health workers have not received it yet.

The doctors have stopped all services except emergency. They have been protesting since February 2, insisting that the service will not be resumed until the administration addresses the problem.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Labor disputes, not including civil servants
Secondary Cause Government Relief
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
Actor 1 - Affiliations Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media

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