Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a fast unto death for the past 17 days, today said he would not withdraw his protest unless the Medical Education Bill was passed incorporating recommendations made by the Kedar Bhakta Mathema-led panel.
Stating that he was aware of attempts being made to pass the bill without any revision, he urged the government to implement agreements signed with him in the past.
Meanwhile, Nepal Medical Association today gave the government 24-hour ultimatum to implement past agreements with Dr KC and the association. NMA said it would be compelled to take stern action if the agreements were not implemented.
Likewise, Bibeksheel Sajha Party and All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union (Revolutionary) have also expressed solidarity with Dr KC. They submitted a letter to the President’s Office today demanding immediate passage of the Medical Education Bill.
Dr KC’s demands via fast-track method
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has instructed the chiefs of the concerned bodies to take the initiative in addresssing the demands set forth by Dr Govinda KC who has been on hunger strike for the last nineteen days through fast-track approach.