Dr KC warns of another strike

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Dr KC warns of another strike

Mar 12, 2015-

Dr Govinda KC, an orthopaedic professor at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, on Thursday warned of staging a fast-unto-death if his 10-point demand is not addressed by March 22.

Dr KC has demanded that the directives from Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to grant affiliation to medical colleges be scrapped. PM Koirala, who is also the chancellor of Tribhuvan University, directed the Ministry of Education

three weeks ago to begin the affiliation process of medical colleges deemed eligible by the Nepal Medical Council and an expert panel.

The MoE had then written to the university to grant affiliation to such colleges.

Dr KC’s other demands include action against officials who are trying to shift the MBBS programme, being run under the Institute of Medicine, to Kirtipur. He has also urged the government to implement the reports submitted in February 2014 by two expert panels formed to study the necessity of medical university in the country, draft the medical education standards and prepare medical college affiliation frameworks.

Likewise, KC has also demanded the formation of a committee to formulate medical education policy and action against people who granted affiliation to Biratnagar-based Birat Medical College and the Rupandehi-based Devdaha Medical College, among others.

Dr KC, who has already staged hunger strike for four times in the past to press for the similar demands, said the ongoing pressure to grant affiliation to medical colleges is likely to have a long-term impact on the medical education in the country.

Published: 13-03-2015 08:41

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