August 07, 2017
Hundreds walked on to the roads of Kathmandu on August 5, 2017 in support of Dr Govinda KC’s demands for reforms in the country’s medical education sector.
Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki, medical students, doctors are among others who joined the rally that went on from Maitighar Mandala till New Baneshwor.
In her address to the mass, Sushila Karki called on the public to extend their moral support to the agitating Dr Govinda and urged the government to address his demands soon.
Meanwhile, the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) warned that it would move on for a stern protest if the government makes further delays in addressing Govinda’s demands. NMA also decided to form a committee to pressurize the government in this regard.
“The government should not dismiss his fight saying that it is repeated every now and then. This fight is ours and we will support him wholeheartedly. Dr Govinda’s fight is to develop a better system in medical education and universities,” said former NMA President Dr Anjani Kumar Jha.
Dr Govinda has been on his 11th hunger strike at TUTH since the past 13 days. Endorsement of the Health Profession Education Bill, which has been pending at the House since a year, is one of his major demands towards the formation of an overarching regulatory framework for the medical education sector.