DHARAN, AUGUST 14
Doctors, students and employees have been on strike demanding the resignation of office bearers at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, for the last 61 days.
The agitators padlocked the offices of office bearers and launched the agitation. The office bearers, however, are not in a mood to pave the way as they are reluctant to step down. In-fighting among Vice-chancellor Gyanendra Giri, Rector Guru Prasad Khanal, Registrar Mohan Chandra Regmi and the director has thrown the functioning of the BPKIHS out of gear.
All four office bearers are blaming each other for the current chaos at the BPKIHS.
A high-level probe commission formed by the government made its report public saying that all office holders were responsible for the mess.
Issuing a press statement today, Director Gauri Shankar Sah, however, blamed the vice-chancellor, rector and registrar for the crisis and demanded that they put in their papers immediately.
Former VC Raj Kumar Rauniyar had promoted Sah to the post of director. Sah is understood to have allegedly paid Rs 40 million to Rauniyar to get the post. Talking to THT, Sah said, "If others make the way, I will follow suit. But, the mess we have is because of the registrar and VC".
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is also the chancellor of BPKIHS, pledged to implement the report prepared and submitted by the high-level probe committee led by Baikuntha Aryal.
Dharan Sub-metropolitan City Mayor Tilak Rai said that Prime Minister Deuba had pledged to act as per the report.
A team led by Mayor Rai met Prime Minister Deuba at Baluwatar and drew his attention to the need to solve the problem at BPKIHS today.
A version of this article appears in the print on August 15 2021, of The Himalayan Times.