Junior Doctors Contract

Nepalese Doctors Association (NDA), UK extends its support to the junior doctors for fruitful negotiations with NHS employers on issues surrounding the new proposed junior doctors’ contract. There has been a drive and pressure from the Department of Health to move towards a seven-day service. While we support the need for adequately resourced seven day care, we believe this should be done properly with due attention given to all aspects of medical and social care. We think this can only be achieved by fully supporting and lifting the morale of our young workforce of today that will be our senior workforce tomorrow. There are concerns that the proposal for the new contract risks to threaten, undermine and dissuade aspiring young talents from opting for a career in Medicine in the UK. We hope that any ongoing and future discussions and negotiations will lead to an amicable agreement that recognises the challenging environment in which healthcare is delivered and continues to attract the very best.

 

Basic health care affected due to blockade

The Nepalese Doctors Association (NDA), UK is very concerned about the suffering caused by the current severe scarcity of fuel, food and medicine in Nepal due to the undeclared blockade on the India-Nepal border. The country was already severely affected by the massive earthquake of 25 April 2015.
Many hospitals are in a state of virtual paralysis and the general public are unable to get to hospitals as ambulances/transport vehicles have run out of fuel. Small children, pregnant women and the elderly are particularly affected by this situation. Even more worrying is the inability to provide and continue with safe vaccination programmes for children due to the lack of the vaccines, ability to store them correctly and deliver them effectively. The fear of resurgence of nearly eradicated communicable diseases is real and imminent.
As the scarcity of essential supplies take hold, there is potential for a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented scale. 
We appeal to the International community to help resolve the blockade and ensure access to basic health facilities for all the needy people of Nepal. We also appeal to our medical fraternity, UNICEF, International Red Cross and WHO for help.

2nd NDA executive committee meeting held

Second Executive committee meeting of the NDA UK was held in Blofield, Norwich on 7th November 2015 attended by 7 executive committee members and 7 members form East of England.

The event was completed with Happy Birthday to our Past Chair Dr Chuda Karki as NDA family. We wish him best wishes on this special occasion! NDA 2nd executive committee meeting Happy birth day to Dr Karki