Dr. Sharma to Regmi: I won’t bow out

KATHMANDU:  Newly appointed Dean of the TUTH Dr. Shashi Sharma has denied to step down from his post during a meeting with the Chairman of Interim Council of Ministers, Khil Raj Regmi.

The meeting participated by Minister for Education Madhav Prasad Paudel and TU officials, was called after the Dr. Govinda KC led strike at the TU Teaching Hospital entered eighth day.

” I have been appointed as the Dean from a due bureaucratic process and will not step down unless my tenure concludes,” Sharma was quoted as saying to Regmi in response.

He further elaborated that trend of the hospital will be destroyed if demands of all individuals who sit in a hunger strike is taken into consideration.

“I won’t resign bowing down to such pressure,” Sharma said. Dr. Govinda had been on hunger strike claiming that Sharma’s appointment has been made by overriding seniority portfolio due to undue pressure from medical mafias who are looking forward to provide IOM affiliations to more colleges across the nation.

Conceding to Sharma’s stance, Minister Poudel also said that “the problem wont be resolved unless Dean Sharma steps down.” Talking to Nepali Reporter, Sharma said that he wont be resigning from the post by conceding to the pressure given by some individuals.  “I will only resign if the government demands for it through legal process, otherwise I won’t surrender.”

Meanwhile all the services at the TUTH remained affected and large number of patients thronging the hospital from various corner of the country had to return without treatment.

Nepal Media Association, Nepal Students Association has extended their support to Dr. Govinda KC’s 7-point demand. NMA has decided to stop its medical services in the all over of nation beyond Emergency.