TU grants affiliation to National Medical College

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Tribhuvan University has decided to grant affiliation to Kathmandu National College, Ghattekulo at the time when Dr Govinda KC is staging his 11th hunger strike demanding endorsement of Medical Educational Bill.

TU Rector Sudha Tripathi confirmed the decision to grant affiliation the medical college, an extension of Birjung-based National Medical College, claiming that they were compelled to make the decision after the Supreme Court repeatedly inquired on the implementation of the court’s verdict.

On September 16, 2014, a division bench of then Chief Justice Damodar Sharma and Justice Om Prakash Mishra had issued a judicial writ to grant affiliation to the college as per the law.

The Educational Council of Institute of Medicine had halted the affiliation procedure of the college in 2013 stating that the college lacked proper infrastructures.

But in 2014, a team led by Dr Kabir Nath Yogi, after inspecting the college, had recommended the TU to grant affiliation. However sources had claimed that the Yogi and his team produced fallacious statistics about the college for affiliation.