Dr KC to stage fast-unto-death seeking CIAA chief's impeachment

KATHMANDU: Senior orthopaedic surgeon Prof Dr Govinda KC on Sunday announced to stage a fast-unto-death demanding that the Chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki, be impeached.

Organising a press conference today, Dr KC, who earlier had staged the fast-unto-death for seven times demanding reforms in Nepal's medical education sector, warned of staging a fresh fast-unto-death from July 10 if a procedure to impeach the chief of the constitutional body did not begin by then.

Accusing Karki of protecting various corrupt people in the medical education sector, Dr KC argued that the CIAA chief, thus, already breached his jurisdiction to interfere into the Kathmandu University.

He also accused Karki of obstructing the overall process of medical education's reforms, including merit-based admission and ceiling on fees to serve business interests of people close to him.

Another demand of Dr KC includes improvements in a draft of the Medical Education Act with objectives to establish at least a medical college in all provinces, to make education at the government medical colleges completely free and to halt affiliations to new colleges for next 10 years.

Likewise, he demanded that the government withdraw a bill on establishing an academy in the Capital which is currently under discussion at the Parliament. Dr KC argued that the bill was against a report of the high-level committee formed to draft new health education policy in the country, headed by educationist Kedar Bhakta Mathema.

Likewise, he demanded that the past agreements signed with him earlier are effectively implemented.