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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Dr KC's 10th Hunger Strike

Posted by Anup Baral Nov 14, 2016 :
Senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Dr Govinda KC on Sunday started his tenth hunger strike putting forth six-point demands including appointment of dean at Institute of Medicine (IoM) on the basis of seniority. Dr KC yesterday had announced to stage the 10th fast-unto-death from this afternoon if the government fails to appoint dean at IoM on the basis of seniority within 24 hours. Earlier today, TU Executive Council appointed Dr KP Singh as the dean at the Institute of Medicine (IoM) breaching the seniority criteria. The post was vacant since nine months. The newly-appointed dean will retire after four months. Dr Jagadish Agrawal was to be appointed as the dean if the seniority of the professors was taken into consideration. “TU Executive Council appointed Dr Singh to the post concluding that the padlock at the IoM won’t end if Agrawal is appointed to the post,” Rector Sudha Tripathi told Republica Online, “Dr Singh has already received the appointment letter.” Doctors close to the Nepali Congress (NC) have been padlocking IoM demanding not to appoint the dean on the basis of seniority. They have demanded to appoint the personal doctor of the former Prime Minister late Sushil Koirala, Dr Kabirnath Yogi as the dean.

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