KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Prof Dr Keshab Prasad Singh has been appointed Dean of Institute of Medicine (IOM) to be effective from today.
The meeting of the Office of Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University on Saturday took a decision to this effect. The appointment was based on a recommendation of the Dean Selection Committee. Along with Dr Singh Prof Dr Jagadhish Prasad Agrawal and Prof Dr Jyoti Sharma had also been recommended for the coveted post.
However, senior doctor at TUTH Gobinda KC, who previously launched strike at different times demanding reforms in medical sector, opposed to the appointment. He went a step further warning to launch his 10th fast-onto-death from today at 3 pm if the appointment was not corrected. Earlier, Dr KC had given the government 24 hour-ultimatum twice (Wednesday and Saturday) to appoint dean of the IOM on the basis of seniority (instead of political power sharing).
TU VC Dr Tirtha Khaniya confirmed the appointment, informing that Singh has been called to receive the appointment letter today. Singh, who has four months’ time to retire from public service, also served as Director of the TU Teaching Hospital four years ago. He also worked for IOM in 2045 B.S.
Making an exception to the appointment, Dr KC, in his talks with Rastriya Samachar Samiti, warned of launching his 10th series of protest if the appointment was not corrected at the earliest.
However, Dr Khaniya claimed that Dr Singh was appointed on the basis of seniority. RSS