Talk between govt and Dr KC ends inconclusively

Published On: July 24, 2018 09:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 24: The meeting between the government representatives and representatives from Dr Govinda KC has ended inconclusively. The meeting held at the Ministry of Education on Tuesday evening could not reach to the agreement.

However, it has been learned that both sides put forward their views and has shown concerned over the deteriorating health condition of Dr KC. Both teams will sit on Wednesday morning again and will try to dwell on the agendas including barring from establishing medical colleges in the Kathmandu Valley for 10 years and providing affiliations only to five colleges by one university, among others., said one of the participants.

Earlier, the talks were held under the coordination of Deputy Parliamentary Party Leader of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Subash Nembang.

Nembang had held talks with Kedar Bhakta Mathema and Dharmakanta Baskota of Medical Council as well as Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

Education Secretary Khagaraj Baral represented the government team while Jivan Chhetri, Surendra Bhandari, Om Prakash Aryal, Abhishek Raj Singh and Sumit Pandey were in Dr KC’s team.

Dr KC has been on a fast-unto-death for the last 25 days demanding reforms in medical education sector. This is his 15th hunger strike.

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