Incident Reports

Nurses stage demonstration in Kathmandu demanding job security and reduced workload


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Nurses staged a demonstration in Kathmandu on May 22, demanding job security and a reduced workload. Nurse Deepa Giri, who participated in the sit-in, said that the main demand of the demonstrator is to reduce the workload of nurses and establish a certain limit of work. She alleged that even though she took care of more patients than her capacity for a low salary, her work was not evaluated. She further claimed that recently there is no safe environment for nurses to work and the criticism of nurses on social media should be stopped.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Labor disputes, not including civil servants
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


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