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Biggest hospital in Eastern Nepal grounded due to employee strike

KATHMANDU: Service recipients have been hit hard after all the officials and staff of the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) have stopped working, demanding payment of their increased salary in the current fiscal year.

The officials, technicians and cleaners of the hospital are on a strike for the last three days, to exert pressure on the management to pay them in lump sum the increased salary.

They have warned of continuing the strike until their demand is met.
In a press statement issued here on Wednesday, the agitating staff have said the 33rd senate meeting of the Institute had decided to increase the salary by 42 per cent. And they were forced to stage the strike after the hospital administration turned a deaf ear towards their demand for the implementation of the decision made by the senate.

The officials and staff stopped working resorted to the strike after the Institute paid only 20 per cent of the increased salary.

the 2,000 officials and staff of the Institute shall join the strike disrupting work in all the departments if our demands are not fulfilled by Thursday, said Rudra Prasad Koirala, an official.

As a result, the service seekers coming from far off places have been hit hard. RSS

Published Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 | 09:59 AM

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