Nepal Today

Thursday, November 29, 2012

TALKS ON PATAN HOSPITAL DIFFERENCES INCONCLUSIVE Kathmandu, 29 Nov.: The talks held between the government representatives and agitating sides of the Patan Hospital ended inconclusively on Thursday, RSS reports. The talks failed after the agitating doctors as well as the Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences remained stuck to their agendas. During the talks, Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office Krishna Hari Baskota, Vice-Chancellor of Patan Academy of Health Sciences Dr Sangita Bhandari, Rector Prof Dr Saumya Bhattacharya and six representatives from the agitating doctors were present. The agitating doctors had urged Secretary Baskota either to ask resignation of Vice-Chancellor and Rector or to accept the agitating doctors' resignation. In response, Secretary Baskota assured the solution of knotty problems by Sunday by holding talks with the Prime Minister as the issue was serious, according to Chairman of All Nepal People's Health Worker Chattur Narayan Chaudhary. Baskota said consensus eluded even though intensive discussions were held on the problems. He said, "Problems in the hospital have grown acute. The problems could not be solved because none of the parties is ready to budge from its stance." Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai had directed the officials concerned to resolve the problem by issuing a three-day ultimatum. Nnnn BEFORE GOING PUBLIC, CIVIL BANK REPORTS RS.2.27 BILLION NET PROFIT Kathmandu, 29 Nov.: Civil Bank Limited made Rs. 2.27 billion net profit in the first four months of the current fiscal year 2069-70 BS, RSS reports from Birgunj. The bank has raised 10.34 billion deposits while it has made Rs. 9.15 billion loan disbursement during the same period. The bank has claimed that it has zero unproductive loans. The bank organized an interaction on initial public offering at a time when it is preparing to float shares for the public, Chief Executive Officer, Sarbendra Mishra said and informed that the bank has separated the initial public offering of Rs. 808 million after December 25. He claimed it was possibly the largest size of share in the banking sector's share market in the country. nnnn


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