KATHMANDU — The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has endorsed the regulations of the party on Wednesday. Today’s Secretariat meeting of the NCP held at the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar has passed the party’s regulations, according to NCP spokesperson Narayankaji Shrestha
A task force comprising leaders Bamdev Gautam, Ram Bahadur Thapa and Bishnu Poudel who prepared the final draft of the regulations based on the feedback given by the Standing Committee meeting, had submitted its report to the party leadership.
The taskforce was formed to prepare final draft of the regulations on the basis of suggestions collected in standing committee meeting.
Party Spokesperson Shrestha has said that meeting has also decided to prepare time-bound action plan to forward unification process of party’s line organisations.
The NCP was formed following the unification between the then CPN-UML and the then CPN (Maoist Center) on May 17.Follow @gorkhapost
Dr KC continues fast-unto-death at Teaching Hospital
KATHMANDU — Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC who was airlifted to Kathmandu by Nepal Army personnel from Jumla on Thursday has continued his hunger strike at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Maharajgunj.
Dr KC began his 15th hunger strike from June 30 at the Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) in Jumla. He was unwilling to be airlifted by force but later yielded after his supporters and security officials clashed.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Dr KC was brought to Kathmandu as per the recommendation of KAHS as his health was deteriorating day by day.
The government planned to keep Dr KC at Bir Hospital after he landed at Tundikhel at 6:65 PM Thursday by a Nepal Army helicopter. But, Dr KC refused to be examined at Bir and so he was taken to TUTH, according to sources.
Earlier, Dr KC was taken to the Nepal Army barrack in Jumla from where he was airlifted to Surkhet and later to Tundikhel in Kathmandu.
Local people had gathered at KAHS to obstruct the security personnel from taking Dr KC to the barracks. The agitating doctor had agreed to come to the capital after a clash between locals and security personnel turned violent injuring scores of people including a police constable.
Meanwhile, Out Patient Department (OPD) services at almost all hospitals and health facilities were halted Thursday after Nepal Medical Association, the professional organization of medical doctors and dentists, urged health workers to shut down services except emergency .
NMA, supporting the hunger strike staged by Dr KC, on Wednesday, called for the disruption of OPD services at health facilities including those in the private sector.Follow @gorkhapost