2 October 2020, Lalitpur
The number of staffers resigning from their posts and preferring to stay on unpaid leave has gone up at Patan Hospital, of late.
As many as 30 staffers have resigned from their posts over the past one and a half months and 10 are on unpaid leave currently.
“The number of staffers tendering resignations from their posts and asking for unpaid leave has increased, of late, due to increasing infection cases among employees, social stigma attached to the infected and pressures from their family members to quit jobs,” said Dr Ravi Shakya, the director of the hospital.
There are 1,500 staffers at the hospital.
The number of patients of other ailments has also significantly decreased after the government declared this hospital as COVID Special Hospital.
Meanwhile, the monthly income of the hospital has also gone down after the number of patients seeking treatment for other diseases decreased.