Dr. KC’s supporters call for cautious decision from the govt
July 14, 2018 03:17 PM NPT
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KATHMANDU, July 14: Nepali Congress parliamentarian questioned what guided Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to lobby for a boom of medical colleges across the country for the next decade.
Speaking at a program to pressurize the left government to save Dr. Govinda KC, Thapa said that the recommendations made in the Medical Education Ordinance Bill was backed by in-depth investigation, knowledge, analysis and recommendations from experts in the field. He added that the recommendations of Mathema’s report were a binding force that the medical education sector, thereafter, did not need any new commissions.
Thapa added that accepting the Mathema’s report wouldn’t weigh the Prime Minister and that he didn’t have to act on stubbornness. Speaking at the program, Kedar Bhakta Mathema, who led the report’s study, said that the government’s decisions seized basic health rights of the people. He also accused the government of entitling benefits to selected persons.
Mathema added that as the recommendations were based on in-depth analysis and ways to improve Nepal’s medical education, it was imperative for the government to weigh the pros and cons rather than dismissing it as a bluff.