Dr Govinda KC (center) and other supporters stage protest at Maitighar, Kathmandu on Saturday. Photo: Keshab Thokar/Republica
KATHMANDU, June 24: Civil Campaigner orthopedic surgeon Dr Govenda KC and his supporters staged demonstrations at Maitighar Mandala on Saturday, protesting against the government’s recent moves that are allegedly aimed at curtailing the civil rights.
He also put forth various demands which he has been raising demanding reforms in medical education for long. Expressing serious objection to the government’s recent decision to declare the Maitighar area as restricted for protests, Dr KC accused the government of attacking democracy. “The government has taken an undemocratic move by restricting Maitighar for protests. It will last no longer,” he said.
KC and his followers demanded that the government table the bill at parliament to replace the Medical Education Ordinance at the earliest without any revision to its original form. The government has been dilly-dallying to present the bill at parliament for endorsement though the delay would result in a legal void.
The campaigners have also demanded that the government reduce the mandatory service term from five years to two years for doctors completing medical education on government scholarships. They have also demanded that the government fire Vice Chancellor of the Tribhuvan University Tirtha Khaniya who was found guilty by a probe commission. Dr KC has also demanded to stop attack against the medical professionals.