Stakeholders divided over Govinda KC's demands

KATHMANDU: Stakeholders have aired contradictory views regarding demands of Dr Govinda KC, which he has put forth while staging the eighth fast-unto-death since July 10.

Speaking at an interaction in the Capital today, senior gynaecologist Dr Bhola Rijal said some external forces were manipulating Dr KC to divide health professionals across the nation and keep Nepal's health and education sector in jeopardy.

Some of the demands raised by KC were against development of private medical colleges in Nepal, according to Rijal.

Rijal also criticised the fasting doctor for demanding an impeachment motion against the Chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lokman Singh Karki.

Speaking at the same function, Nepal Medical Association President Dr Anjani Kumar Jha, however, extended support to Dr KC and demanded that the government immediately fulfill his demands.

Jha, however, maintained his exception on the impeachment demand.

Former NMA President Dr Kedar Narsingh KC also shared Jha's views, "His demands are our common demands."

Senior doctor Dr Ram Nath Adhikari, also secretary of the proposed Manmohan Medical College, however, claimed a doctor who receives salary from the government fund  staging the strike at the hospital premises is illegal.