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Over 6000 doctors hand over their license to NMA

Pratigya Waiju



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Issuing a press release on August 17, NMA had withdrawn all its protest programmes till August 31.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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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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