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District hospital without gynecologist

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GAIGHAT- The Udayapur district hospital in Bokse, Ghaighat has been running without a gyanecologist for the past 18 months.

Gyanecology service remains closed at the hospital after the two doctors Dr Pawan Shah and Dr Bishal Dev were transferred 1.5 months ago. Replacement doctors have not been sent despite repeated communications about the lack of it to the concerned agency and ministry, chief of the hospital Dr Bishnu Bahadur Basnet said.

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It was the only hospital in the district that provided maternity services along with cesarean delivery facility. As a result, it has forced people to travel outside the district to Biratnagar and Dharan for the same, taking more time and money.

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NC leader Regmi passes away

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KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.

Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.

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He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.

His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.

On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.

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