Dr KC warns of hunger strike

Dr Govinda KC, an orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, has said he will go on fast-unto-death again from March 22 if the government fails to address his demands.

Dr KC has put forth 10-point demand including implementation of a new medical policy which prohibits affiliation to any medical colleges until they take the shape of a university.

The veteran surgeon has served a 10-day ultimatum to the government to address his demands.

He has also demanded strict action against officials involved in irregularities, action against Kathmandu University officials for granting affiliation to two medical colleges, formulation of a policy to establish medical colleges in rural areas of the country and implementation of a decision of the committee that was formed to study the feasibility of medical university and standards of medical colleges.

“The letter from the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers to the Ministry of Education and from the MoE to TU to grant affiliation to new medical colleges has to be scrapped. Action should be taken against lawmakers who have threatened to disrupt House meetings if the affiliations are not granted,” Dr KC said.

His other demands include action against officials of Tribhuvan University and Nepal Medical Council who have compromised on quality of medical education.“If the government does not address my demands within 10 days, I will begin fast-unto-death from March 22,” he warned.

Source: THT