September 13, 2016 10:53 AM NPT
By: Dipak Dahal
Dr Govinda KC
KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The government has initiated the process to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon at TU Teaching Hospital, on Tuesday.
A high level meeting comprising Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Education Minister DR Paudel, former Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University Kedar Bhakta Mathema, former Minister Nilambar Acharya, former Secretary Lilamani Paudel held at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Baluwatar this morning decided to this effect, Health Minister Gagan Thapa told Republica Online.
The meeting decided to withdraw Manamohan Bill immediately, buy properties of Manamohan Medical College for Bir Hospital and decided not to provide any affiliations to new colleges. Likewise, the meeting also decided to address KC’s demands in the Medical Education Bill registered in the Parliament.
According to the decision, the government will appoint a new dean at the vacant post of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) under the TU.
KC has warned the government that he will go for ninth fast-unto-death unless it fulfills the agreements signed with the government. He said he would start his hunger strike from September 19.