KATHMANDU — All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) on Wednesday asked the government to address Dr Govinda KC’s demands and spare his life expressing its solidarity with his fast unto-death hunger strike.
Sewanta Raj Bhandari, coordinator, ANNISU-R, said on a statement that Dr KC had been staging hunger strike to end the ill practices in the medical education sector.
Dr KC, an orthopaedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, had begun his eighth fast-unto-death on July 10, demanding reforms in the medical education sector.
“The hospital administration has not been providing even minimum medical facilities to Dr KC, who is staging hunger strike with a good intention,” the statement read.
Dr KC has put forth a four-point demand, including impeachment of Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lokman Singh Karki.
He has also demanded that no new medical college be granted university affiliation for the next 10 years.
Dr KC has also demanded to amend the draft of the Medical Education Act with provisions for at least a medical college in all the provinces, free education in all government run medical colleges, withdrawal of the bill on establishing a separate medical academy are among the others.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.