Dr KC supporters stage protest at CIAA

Published On: October 10, 2017 04:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Solidarity for Prof KC Alliance staged demonstration in front of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday demanding immediate action against Gopal Khadka, the suspended managing director of Nepal Oil Corporation on the charge of corruption.
Jagannath Lamichhane, activist of the alliance, informed that they staged protest in front of the CIAA at noon, demanding action against Khadka and others accused of corruption.

Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), started his 13th fast-unto-death from October 5 demanding that the government bring Medical Education Act as per the spirit of the recommendation of the Mathema taskforce. Dr KC has also urged the public to launch protest for upholding the dignity of the judiciary and taking action against the corrupt.

On October 8, Dr KC revised his four-point demand and expanded it into a seven-point demand. The demands include introduction of an integrated medical education act immediately as per the recommendations of the Mathema taskforce report, scrapping of the ninth amendment to the Education Act and scrapping of the recent affiliations granted to various schools by the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training, implementing affordable fee structure for medical education as per government fee structure of Rs 3.85 million for MBBS in Kathmandu Valley and Rs 4.245 million outside Valley and Rs 1.932 million for BDS, fixing fee structure of Rs 2.25 million for MD/MS under TU colleges, taking action against Kathmandu University and Tribhuvan University officials and revoking TU decisions that snatched rights of IOM to grant affiliation and seats. 

Similarly, other demands include action and fine against sacked NOC chief Khadka and investigation against other NOC officials and politicians, allocation of budget immediately for starting classes at the Karnali Academy of Medical and Health Sciences, starting the process for setting up government medical colleges in Kailali, Dang, Doti-Dadeldhura, Dhanusha-Mahottari, Udayapur, Panchthar-Terhathum among other places, and addressing the demands of doctors and health workers.
Dr KC started first hunger strike demanding reforms in medical education in July 2012. 

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