Dr KC likely to break fast after agreement to let commission decide new college establishment

Senior orthopaedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Dr Govinda KC, is likely to break his 19-day fast-unto-death on Friday as medical education stakeholders claim they have found a middle-path solution.

During a meeting called by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to fins a solution to the problem, the stakeholders have agreed to table the Medical Education Bill as demanded by Dr KC and endorse it from Parliament as soon as possible.

To settle the row about whether to give approval to new medical colleges which have already met criteria for establishment, the bone of contention between two sides, they have decided to form a Medical Education Commission and let it handle the issue after further studies.

Whereas Dr KC had demanded a complete ban on establishment of new medical colleges in Kathmandu Valley for next 10 years through the new law, the Women, Children, Senior Citizens and Social Welfare Committee in Parliament had amended the draft to propose that those meeting the criteria will be allowed to begin operation.


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