Meanwhile, Dr Govinda KC has threatened to go on another hunger strike from September 6 if the TU does not annul the affiliation to the KNMC.
The TU executive council had granted affiliation to the medical school on July 27, grounding its decision on a Supreme Court verdict.
The country’s oldest varsity has claimed that the college had been grant the affiliation to run the MBBS course as per the order of SC’s division bench of then-Chief Justice Damodar Prasad Sharma and Justice Om Prakash Mishra on September 16, 2014. In the final hearing, the SC had argued that there was no reason to deny affiliation if the medical college meets the set criteria.
However, another SC decision on March 2, 2017 had stated that barring the affiliation was not a case of contempt of court, as claimed by the petitioner, since the government was working seriously in ending anomalies in the medical education sector.
This college is an extension of the Birgunj-based National Medical College, owned by Basruddin Ansari, who is the CPN-UML mayoral candidate for the Birgunj Metropolitan City. Not only is the college registered with Health Ministry, it also lacks basic infrastructure and human resources required to run as a medical college.