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Call to save Dr KC’s life

KATHMANDU: A demonstration was staged at Maitighar Mandala in the capital today demanding protection of the life of Prof Dr Govinda KC, who has been on hunger strike in Jumla.
Leaders of political parties, professionals, doctors, students and general public attending the demonstration demanded the government to save the life of Dr KC by bringing a Medical Education Bill in line with the Mathema Commission report.
At the programme, Prof Kedar Bhakta Mathema, coordinator of a high-level taskforce for medical education policy formulation, urged the government to make public the reason behind its inability to implement the taskforce report.
“The report we submitted is clear and simple. In the report, we have clearly stated that the standards of medical education should be adequately maintained and Kathmandu already has a volume of medical college. The reasons behind the statements are also clearly given”,
He further asserted that the recommendation was fairly made being based on the reasoning that the education and health services can be reached out to the access of rural people by establishing medical college outside the capital.
Likewise, Nepali Congress leader and former Health Minister Gagan Thapa stressed the need to introduce the medical education bill as per the report of Mathema taskforce.
“Dr KC is a selfless person fighting for truth. He also has demanded the implementation of the experts’ report”, leader Thapa said.
He accused the government of opting for fulfilling personal vested interests of a handful people by brushing aside the empirical recommendations of the experts on medical education.
Senior advocate Dr Surendra Bhandari said that the talk committee is ready to hold dialogue with the government on behalf of Dr KC and claimed that it was impossible to arbitrarily lift Dr KC to Kathmandu.

Published Date: Saturday, July 14th, 2018 | 11:10 PM

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