Govt issues 15-day ultimatum to medical college owners

Published On: November 11, 2019 01:07 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The government is preparing to take action against those medical college owners who have been disobeying several decisions of the government relating to medical reforms.

Organizing a press conference on Monday morning, the Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel issued the 15-day ultimatum to the medical college owners to address the demands of the medical college students.

“The government will register a case against them if they fail to address concerns of the students,” said Pokharel. 

Earlier, a meeting including the vice-chancellors of Tribhuwan and Kathmandu university and vice-chairperson of Medical Education Commission decided to give the ultimatum in this connection. 

College owners, on the other hand, have been warning the government of closing down the colleges claiming that the instruction of the government is largely impractical. 

Speaking further, Minister Pokharel urged agitating Dr Govinda KC to end the ongoing hunger strike thereby helping the government to facilitate the implementation of the laws. “We are in process of addressing the demands raised by Dr KC by implementing recent decisions. Therefore, I’d like to request him to end the ongoing hunger strike as the country is now facing a serious issue of the border dispute,” added he. 
Senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda Kc started 17th hunger strike on November 4. He was admitted to Dadeldhura Hospital on Friday evening, following some problems with his state of health.

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