Pokhara, Feb 1 (RSS): Spokesperson of the Nepali Congress, Bishwa Prakash Sharma, has taken exception to the government’s forcibly passing the medical education bill in the parliament in breach of the agreements reached before this with agitating Dr Govinda KC.
Addressing a press meet organised by Press Union Kaski here today, the main opposition party spokesman charged that the government has also neglected the spirit of the report of the High-level Taskforce on Formulation of National Policy on Medical Education and the reports of other taskforces.
Sharma said agreement was reached with Dr KC also on the clause which stipulates that a single university should not provide affiliation to more than five medical colleges and this agreement has also gone unheeded.
Stating that the number of medical colleges in the country has now reached 24 whereas it was only two before 1990, he said there was no need for setting up new medical colleges in Kathmandu at present.
The NC spokesperson said although the present government has refrained from addressing the demands put forth by Dr KC, his party was ready to fulfill his demands whenever the Nepali Congress garners two-thirds majority votes.
Expressing concern over Dr KC’s health becoming serious as he completes 23 days of fast-unto-death, he warned of intensifying protest movement if Dr KC’s life was not saved.
The NC spokesperson also lashed out at the government, saying it has not been able to carry out any pro-people works in its term of one year. He said the main opposition party would wage nation-wide protest programmes on February 4 to protest against increasing corruption, irregularities and what he called the government’s high-handed attitude.