Petition SC to vacate stay order, Dr KC tells Tribhuvan University

Kathmandu, November 12

Dr Govinda KC, a senior orthopaedic surgeon, has demanded that Tribhuvan University file a petition seeking to vacate the Supreme Court’s order that had stayed cancellation of the affiliation granted by TU to Ghattekulo-based Kathmandu National Medical College.

Earlier, the Ministry of Education had registered a petition seeking to vacate the SC interim order through the Office of Attorney General.

TU had granted affiliation to the medical college to run MBBS programme on July 27 following an order from the SC. However, TU scrapped the affiliation on September 6 after a three-member probe panel recommended that the university scrap the affiliation. The team had found that the college did not meet even the basic requirements to run a hospital.

After TU scrapped its affiliation to KNMC, Dr KC had called for an immediate endorsement of the Medical Education Bill to regulate the medical education sector. However, the bill wasn’t passed by the Parliament.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari authenticated the National Medical Ordinance on November 10. Dr KC has appealed to the political parties to get the ordinance passed through the Parliament to be formed after the upcoming elections.

Similarly, he has also drawn the attention of the government to return the rights of Institute of Medicine taken away by Tribhuvan University. He has urged the government to fix MBBS fees and to immediately form Medical Education Committee.   “The Medical Education Ordinance has been authenticated, but those involved in irregularities in the medical education sector still remain unpunished. We won’t end our struggle until those involved in such irregularities are punished,” said Dr KC.