TU sacks IoM Dean Sharma
Jan 22, 2014-
A meeting of Tribhuvan University (TU) executive council on Wednesday sacked Dr Sashi Sharma, newly appointed Dean of the Institute of Medicine (IoM).
TU source said the decision of the execute council to relieve Dr Sharma as IoM Dean was communicated to the Council of Ministers.
Chairman of the Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi on Tuesday had ordered TU to revoke Sharma's appointment amid mounting pressure from several quarters as the normal hospital services were stalled for several days because of the doctors' strike.
Senior Dr Govinda KC is on a fast-unto-death strike for the past 12 days protesting against the appointment of Dr Sharma as IoM Dean.
KC's deteriorating health condition and NMA's reluctance to resume hospital services until his demands were met had exerted immense pressure on government to sack Sharma, one of the major demands of senior orthopedic doctor at the TUTH.
Nepal Medical Association (NMA) decided to stage strike in hospitals, both private and government, across the country since Sunday, expressing solidarity with the seven-point demand put forth by Doctor KC.
KC's demands include replacement of incumbent Dean Sharma with the outgoing Dean Dr Prakash Sayami and some crucial reforms at the IoM.
Published: 22-01-2014 19:04