Dr KC begins 14th hunger strike demanding resignation of CJ Parajuli


KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Dr Govinda KC has begun his 14th hunger strike on Monday demanding resignation of Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli. He began his fast-unto-death from 4 pm today.

Dr Kc’s move comes following the Supreme Court’s Sunday’s order to reinstate Dr Shashi Sharma as the dean at Institute of Medicine (IoM). Sharma has only four days to complete his tenure.

Organizing a press meet the Teaching Hospital on Monday, Dr KC accused CJ Parajuli of being corrupt and having connection with medical mafia and demanded his resignation and a probe into the conduct.

Dr KC has also demanded the government to form Medical Education Commission and continue the tenure of Dr Jagdish Aryal as the dean at IoM while sacking Sharma.

The TU Executive Council on Jan 10, 2014 had appointed Dr Sharma as the dean. But, after Dr KC’s hunger strike and criticisms and the then Chairman of Interim Election government’s order to hold his appointment, the TU Council had sacked Sharma on Jan 22, 2014.