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KC’s ninth hunger strike

Monday, September 26th, 2016
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Crusader Govinda KC launched his ninth fast-unto-death on Monday, demanding reforms in medical education and impeachment of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Chief Lokman Singh Karki.

Before beginning his indefinite hunger strike at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu where he works, KC welcomed tabling of the Medical Education Bill in Parliament, but pushed for more reforms.

“Tabling of the bill is a welcome step,” KC told a press meet. “But that is not sufficient, it should be passed from the ongoing session of Parliament. More importantly, our suggestions must be incorporated into this bill before it is passed.”

KC also reiterated his demand to impeach Karki accusing him of obstructing reforms by abusing his power. “One after another evidence is surfacing against Karki, but our sovereign parliament is not even debating his wrongdoings,” he said. “It shows how powerful Karki’s parallel government is.”

KC also asked the government to fix medical education fees as recommended by a committee led by Education Expert Kedar Bhakta Mathema. The government had formed the Mathema committee under pressure from KC’s previous hunger strikes.

In addition, KC also asked the government to implement the deals reached with him in the past, including appointment of the new Dean at the Institute of Medicines (IoM) on the basis of seniority and action against the corrupt officials of the IoM.

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One Response to “KC’s ninth hunger strike”

  1. anonymous on Says:

    would it be any good to get the international press into this?

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