Dr KC criticises judicial involvement in admission of unqualified medical students

KATHMANDU: Senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has criticised the Supreme Court for risking the process of justice by trying to legalise admission of students, who were enrolled without clearing MBBS entrance examinations, in various medical colleges across the country.

In a press statement issued today, Dr KC named Janaki Medical College as one such medical institution to take in unqualified students.

Dr KC expressed his dissatisfaction regarding the judicial process wherein he states that the Supreme Court has tried to legalise such admissions despite Patan High Court’s interim order to put an end to it.

He has pointed out that public health is going to be compromised as well as lives of health service seekers put at risk with a large number of unqualified medical students receiving degrees and licences to practise medicine.

Dr KC reasons that this negative outcome would be the direct result of medical colleges admitting students -- who lack required knowledge and skills -- with the backing of various courts.

Earlier, Dr KC had staged hunger strikes against influence of “medical mafia” in the judicial system during the tenure of the then chief justice Gopal Parajuli.

In this context, the senior doctor draws the attention of Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital along with other bodies concerned to start the process of cancelling affiliation of such colleges that influence the judicial system and encourage admission of students without required infrastructure, human resources and number of patients.

(Edited by: Priyanka Adhikari)