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Over 6000 doctors hand over their license to NMA

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KATHMANDU  — More than 6000 doctors handed over their license and aprons to the Nepal Medical Council and halted all medical services except emergency.

The NMA has been demanding for the amendment to the new Criminal Code Act that came into force on August 17.
Dr Mukti Ram Shrestha, the president of NMA handed over license and aprons to NMC. There are 22000 licensed doctors in the country.

Criminal Code Act, stipulates tougher penalties for criminal negligence in the treatment of patient. Doctors opposed to the provisions and have been protesting against the government.

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Issuing a press release on August 17, NMA had withdrawn all its protest programmes till August 31.

Both government and private doctors halting medical services took part in a protest march that began from Maitighara Mandala and ended at New Baneshwor. The doctors joined the march wearing apron and stethoscopes.

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Wildfire goes out of control in Parbat

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PARBAT— A wildfire that engulfed hundreds of hectares of two community forests at Bihadi Rural Municipality in the district has yet to come under control.

The inferno that took place at around 9 am on Thursday continues to rage, advancing towards the nearby settlements at Lingsing, Taltum, Lugring and Bhaterpata, putting lives at risk, said the police. The locals have been asked to stay alert.

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“At present, the flame is at the cliff above Salghari. It may engulf the nearby entire settlements if not taken under control soon,” said local resident Rishiram Bhusal. Thousands of rupees worth of healthy trees and medicinal herbs have been burnt down so far in the inferno, said the police.

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