Nepal | July 09, 2020

Govt, Dr KC’s team agree on six-point deal

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, September 4

Government representatives and Dr Govinda KC’s talks team today agreed to sign a six-point deal after the government expressed commitment to implementing Dr KC’s demands.

However, the deal could not be signed today as KC sought time until tomorrow morning. KC has been staging fast-unto-death for the past 12 days now. He ended his hunger strike after the government assured him of implementing agreements reached with him earlier.

“I, on behalf of the government, and the talks team from Dr KC’s side today prepared a document for signing the deal. However, the signing could not happen today after KC sought time until tomorrow morning. I hope the agreement will be signed tomorrow morning,” said Chairperson of the National Planning Commission Govinda Raj Pokharel, led the government’s talks’ team.

A member of Dr KC’s talks’ team Dr Jiwan Kshetrey said, “We have made tangible progress. An agreement between KC and the government will likely be signed tomorrow.”

Sources said both sides have agreed on all things, except Dr KC’s two demands — end of political power-sharing in appointment of vice-chancellors in universities and action against corrupt officials in the medical education sector.

The veteran orthopaedic surgeon at the TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj was on his sixth hunger strike, putting forth a charter of eight-point demand for reforms in medical education and health sector.


A version of this article appears in print on September 05, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

India's COVID-19 challenges continue; 22,752 fresh cases detected on Wednesday

KATHMANDU: India's challenges with the ongoing coronavirus crisis continues with the confirmation of more than 22,000 cases on Wednesday. According to the Union Health Ministry of India, in the last 24 hours, as many as 22,752 positive cases of the respiratory infection have been detected country Read More...

95 discharged after recovering from COVID-19 in Tanahun

DAMAULI: As many as 95 persons have been discharged upon recovery from coronavirus infection in Tanahun district, on Wednesday. According to Tanahun District Health Office (DHO), the patients were released after two of their consecutive specimens drawn within 24 hours tested negative for the Read More...

Seven killed in oil platform ladder installation blast in southern Nigeria

ABUJA: Seven people were killed in an explosion at the Gbetiokun oil field in southern Nigeria’s Niger Delta region during the installation of a ladder on a platform, the state oil company said on Wednesday. Accidents and pipeline attacks in the Niger Delta are common in Nigeria, cutting into t Read More...

England 35-1 at tea as rain hits first test

SOUTHAMPTON: After a 117-day absence, international cricket returned in familiar fashion on Wednesday as rain delayed the first test between England and West Indies before the hosts lost Dom Sibley for 0 then reached 35-1 as bad light brought an early tea. Much else about the occasion felt Read More...

Silva shines as Man City thrash Newcastle 5-0

MANCHESTER: David Silva scored one goal and made two more as Manchester City put on a passing masterclass to overwhelm Newcastle United with a 5-0 Premier League victory on Wednesday. Having announced that he will leave the club at the end of this season after a 10-year spell, the 34- Read More...

Salah double keeps Liverpool on track for points record

BRIGHTON: Mohamed Salah scored twice as champions Liverpool moved on to 92 points with a 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Wednesday. The victory kept Liverpool on target to secure a record Premier League points tally, with Juergen Klopp's side needing nine from Read More...

Adequate social security key to minimise impact of COVID-19, says PM Oli

KATHMANDU, JULY 8 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said protection of the most vulnerable, including migrant workers and those in informal sectors, and provision of adequate social security and health care was the key to minimise the impact of COVID-19. Addressing virtual ‘Global Summit on COVID Read More...

Suarez scores as Barca condemn Espanyol to relegation

Barca beat Espanyol 1-0 in city derby Suarez won the match with his 195th goal for the club Espanyol were relegated after 26 years in La Liga  BARCELONA: Barcelona kept up their pursuit of leaders Real Madrid in the La Liga title race by beating city rivals Espanyol 1-0 at home Read More...