Protest rally organised in support of Dr Govinda KC

Kathmandu, July 14

Supporters of Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a hunger strike since June 30, staged demonstration at Maitighar Mandala today, demanding that the government fulfil his demands.

Leaders of political parties, professionals, doctors, students and general public took part in the demonstration. They demanded that the government tabled Medical Education Bill in the Parliament in line with the recommendations made by Prof Kedar Bhakta Mathema-led commission.

Addressing the rally, Prof Mathema urged the government to clarify why it was unable to implement the recommendations forwarded by the commission led by him. “The report we submitted is clear and simple. We have clearly stated that the standards of medical education should be adequately maintained and Kathmandu already had enough medical colleges. The statements we have made are supported by reasons,” he added

Likewise, Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa stressed the need to formulate Medical Education Bill incorporating the recommendations of the Mathema-led commission.

“Dr KC is a selfless person fighting for truth. He also has demanded implementation of the experts’ report,” leader Thapa said and accused the government of working in the interests of a handful of people.

Senior advocate Dr Surendra Bhandari said the talks committee was ready to hold talks with the government on behalf of Dr KC and claimed that it was impossible to arbitrarily airlift Dr KC to Kathmandu.