Kathmandu,29 Match 2015: The Nepal University Teachers Association (NUTA) has put forth a 10-point demand, calling on the government for saving the life of Prof Dr Govinda KC, senior doctor at the Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, among others.
Dr KC is on a fast-unto-death since eight days putting forth various demands the chief among which is regulating the country’s medical sector and stopping granting affiliation to new medical colleges not meeting the criteria.
Issuing a press release today, NUTA president Rameshwar Upadhyaya stated that the fact that Dr KC’s demands have not been met into the eighth day of his launching the hunger strike has drawn the Association’s attention. The Association demands of the government that it take measures at the earliest to save the life of Dr KC.
It is sad that a doctor has to resort to fast-unto-death from time to time demanding an end to the anomalies and malpractices in the country’s medical sector; therefore, the Association urges the government to make the medical sector systematic and well-regulated, the press statement reads.