Govt breached agreement with Dr KC: NC spokesman Sharma

Bishwo Prakash Sharma

POKHARA, Feb 1: Nepali Congress Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma has taken exception to approval of the National Medical Education Bill 2075 at the parliament in breach of the agreements reached before this with agitating Dr Govinda KC.

Addressing a press meet organized by Press Union Kaski on Friday, Sharma accused the government of neglecting the spirit of the report of the high-level taskforce on formulation of national policy on Medical Education and the reports of other taskforces.

Sharma said that agreement was reached with Dr KC on the clause which stipulates that a single university should not provide affiliation to more than five medical colleges and this agreement has also gone unheeded.

Stating that the number of medical colleges in the country has now reached 24 whereas it was only two before 1990, he said there was no need for setting up new medical colleges in Kathmandu at present.

The NC spokesperson said although the present government has refrained from addressing the demands put forth by Dr KC, his party was ready to fulfill his demands whenever the Nepali Congress garners two-thirds majority votes.

Expressing concern over ailing Dr KC’s health as he completes 23 days of fast-unto-death, he warned of intensifying protest movement if Dr KC’s life was not saved.

The NC spokesperson also lashed out at the government, saying it has not been able to carry out any pro-people works in its term of one year.

He said the main opposition party would wage nation-wide protest programs on February 4 to protest against increasing corruption, irregularities and what he called the government’s high-handed attitude.  RSS