Incident Reports

Contract health workers in Province 2 blocked road demanding salary


Province 2, Dhanusha, Janakpur

Contract health workers of Province no. 2 blocked the road in front of the Chief Minister's Office at Janakpur, for two hours on March 24, accusing the Ministry of Social Development of not providing their salary and allowance of five months. 

Ministry of Social Development appointed the doctors, staff nurses, health workers and other employees on contract till last July during the Corona pandemic. They complained that they have not received the salary allowance even after nine months of the contract ended and have been barred from coming to work since December 20 without paying their salaries.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Road block
Primary Cause Labor disputes, not including civil servants
Secondary Cause Government Relief
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) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media