NC obstructs HoR meeting, postponed till Thursday

KATHMANDU: The House of Representatives meeting has been postponed to Thursday following repeated obstruction of house proceedings, today, by major opposition party Nepali Congress.

NC lawmakers obstructed the meeting as the government was about to present the National Medical Education Bill. The lawmakers demanded that the government should include recommendations forwarded by a task-force led by Kedar Bhakta Mathema.

The meeting was first obstructed for thirty minutes. NC lawmakers again raised a ruckus on resumption until the meeting was finally called off and postponed. Moreover, the NC lawmakers didn't agree to speaker's calls to allow govt to present their views on the matter.


Be serious about Dr KC's demands: NC Prez Deuba

Releasing a press statement, today, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba asked the government to be serious towards the demands put forth by Dr Govinda KC adding that the government turning blind eye to Dr KC's demand was a matter of concern for him and his party.

Dr KC has been staging a hunger strike in Jumla district for the past 17 days demanding reform of medical education and health sector in the country.

It is the duty of the government to take initiatives to hold a dialogue with the protesting surgeon and save his life by addressing his demands, reads the statement.

Deuba, in the statement, said, "The government led by me had issued Medical Education Bill through an Ordinance in a call for reforming health and medical education sector. It is my conclusion that the issue could be resolved logically by presenting the Medical Education Bill in line with the one issued during the NC-led government which incorporated the recommendations furnished by the Mathema Commission and experts."

Deuba also warned that the government must take all responsibility if Dr KC falls prey to some unfavourable incidents.