POKHARA: Nepali Congress spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma has expressed his dissatisfaction over the passing of National Medical Education Bill through National Assembly against the agreement reached between Dr Govinda KC and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
In a press meet organised by Press Union Kaski in Pokhara today, Spokesperson Sharma argued that the preface of the bill passed by the House of Representatives ignored the core and notion of national policy interlingual rendition high-level taskforce report 2072 among other reports related to National Medical Education bill.
He said the bill further violated the agreement reached between Dr KC and the government on limiting the university to affiliate no more than five medical colleges. NC leader Sharma opined that Kathmandu city did not need more medical colleges citing that before 1990 there were only two medical colleges in the capital city which has now more than two dozen.
Sharma assured that although the present government did not address the demands of Dr KC, their decisions would be altered when NC would lead the majority government.
On the occasion, he recalled that NC-led government, after an end of Panchayat system had invested Rs 35 billion in establishing and extending health posts in villages.
Further, the NC spokesperson said, the health of senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr KC, who is on his 16th fast-unto-death strike for the last 24 days at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, is deteriorating and still there is no sign of fulfilling his demands. He warned that if the government did not prompt to save his life, NC would stir up intense agitation.