Doctors have continued their protest against recent incidents of assault on doctors and other health workers in different parts of the country.
The agitating doctors held a demonstration at New Baneshwar, Kathmandu, on Thursday demanding security for all health workers including doctors.
They also sought the home minister’s resignation saying he could not provide security to them.
A patient’s relatives assaulted doctors at the Pokhara-based Manipal Hospital and also resorted to vandalism after the patient died during treatment on Monday.
Ward chair of Besishahar Municipality-7 Rishi Ram Basnet physically assaulted a doctor at Lamjung District Hospital on Sunday night. Basnet was arrested on assault charge.
Earlier, relatives of a patient had attacked two doctors of the Hetauda-based Sancho Hospital on September 13. Doctors across the country had gone on strike halting all but emergency services following the incident. They had returned to work following a six-point agreement with the government.