Dr KC calls off hunger strike after Nepal Govt agrees to some demands

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kathmandu, July 25 (ANI) : Dr. Govinda KC, who has been demanding impeachment against some Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA ) officials for promoting corruption in Nepal's medical education sector, has decided to call off his hunger strike after 15 days, as the government agreed to address some of his demands. As per an agreement reached on Sunday, the government will buy the infrastructure of the Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences (MMIHS) and it will be used by the National Academy of Medical Sciences. The MMIHS is backed by CPN-UML members and a bill seeking to make it an autonomous academy is under consideration in Parliament. Withdrawal of the bill is one of Dr KC's demands. It has also been agreed that the government will make necessary amendments to the Health Profession Education Commission Bill that calls for free medical seats in government medical colleges and establishing medical schools in each province. Dr Govinda KC has been demanding impeachment against CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki and commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak as they allegedly intervened into the KU exams by breaching the jurisdiction. (ANI)