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ANNISU-R asks govt to address Dr KC’s demands

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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.

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One shot dead at Duhabi

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INARUWA—A person was shot dead nearby Jayababa Brick Kiln at Duhabi Municiplaity-9 in Sunsari district.

Jayababa Brick Kiln, Supervisor Fida Hussain, 50, a local, was shot dead, confirmed Sub Inspector Gyanendra Prasad Phuyal.

Eyewitness said that two people borne out in a motorbike in black clothes had shot at Hussain.

He was shot down while he was with his wife on morning walk.

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