KC to stage another strike if Lokman Singh Karki is spared

POKHARA: Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital’s orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been continuously staging protests demanding reforms in Nepal’s medical education, has warned to begin a hunger strike again, if the Parliament does not begin a procedure to impeach Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Chief Lokman Singh Karki.

Addressing a programme organised by Solidarity for Dr KC Alliance in Pokhara on Saturday, Dr KC also demanded with the government to investigate into property of CIAA Chief Karki.

According to Dr KC, lawmakers did not have courage to impeach Karki as they were also involved in irregularities.

While staging his eighth fast-unto-death in July, KC had demanded that Karki be impeached. He, however, had agreed not to raise the issue further as a proposal was registered at the Parliament demanding that the House hold discussions on the issue.

Due to a "syndicate of mafias", health services and health education in the country had been out of access to public, said Dr KC, adding that there was no other alternative to protest by Nepalis against the mafias.

Dr KC also demanded that the government implement a four-point pact signed with him in July.

His demands had included improvements in a draft of the Medical Education Act, implementation of the report of Kedar Bhakta Mathema Commission and effective implementation of the past agreements signed with him.