Dr Govinda KC serves three-week ultimatum to govt

KATHMANDU: Dr Govinda KC has served a three-week ultimatum to the government in order to implement the promises made during his last fast-unto-death.

Dr KC had ended his 10th hunger strike after signing a 12-point agreement with the government representatives on December 04, 2016.

However, even after a month of the agreement, the government is yet to make any development in accordance to what had been promised, claimed Dr KC.

Issuing a statement today, Dr KC has expressed deep concerns over the decision made by the latest Tribhuvan University Senate meeting.

In the statement, Dr KC also expressed his dissatisfaction to the decision to hand over the TU Institute of Medicine (IoM) Faculty Board’s rights—to manage student admission and fee affairs—handed over to the TU Executive Committee.

He has even accused Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Minister for Education Dhaniram Paudel of fraud and misusing the power.

In his ultimatum, Dr KC has urged the government not to appoint Ram Kantha Makaju as the Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University.

Furthermore, the veteran doctor has also urged the government to pass the Medical Education Bill from the Parliament as soon as possible in line with what the Kedar Bhakta Mathema committee recommended.

Talking to THT Online, Dr KC's close aide Dr Jiwan Kshetry said the former would announce plans for his next move if the ultimatum was not heeded.

The veteran orthopaedic surgeon Dr KC has been demanding that the appointments at universities should be on the basis of seniority, and not political power sharing.