Dr KC serves 3-week ultimatum to govt to implement deals

- Post Report, Kathmandu
In the agreement signed in December, the government pledged to form a judicial commission to look into anomalies in the medical education sector

Jan 8, 2017-Dr Govinda KC, a senior orthopaedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), served a three-week ultimatum to the government on Saturday to implement the agreements signed with in December. 

Issuing a press statement, Dr KC, who ended his 10th hunger strike after 22 days on December 5, 2016, has expressed concerns over the delay in implementation of the agreements and the decision of the Tribhuvan University’s Executive Council to call for admission for medical students. 

Dr KC has asked the government to take action against TU officials for violating the decisions of the TU Senate. 

“If the government fails to address my concerns in the next three weeks, we will be forced to launch fresh protests,” the statement reads. 

In the agreement signed with Dr KC in December, the government had pledged to form a judicial commission to probe into anomalies in the medical education sector and TU Vice-chancellor Tirtha Khaniya. 

Appointing Dr JP Agrawal as the new dean of the Institute of Medicine, fixing MBBS fees in the Valley at Rs 3.5 million and Rs 3.8 million outside the Valley, implementing the decision on autonomy to the IoM, halting affiliation process until the Health Profession Education Commission (HPEC) is formed, expediting the impeachment process against Lokman Singh Karki and formation of a mechanism to monitor the deals signed were other points of the agreement.

Published: 08-01-2017 07:19

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