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Talks between govt‚ Dr KC's reps positive

  Agreement likely tomorrow

RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI/THT ONLINE

Further talks would be held on Thursday morning as well regarding Prof Dr KC's demands.

KATHMANDU: The talks between the government team and representatives of Prof Dr Govinda KC, who is on a fast-onto-death for 11 days demanding reforms in the entire medical education, ended in a positive note on Wednesday evening.


Further talks would be held on Thursday morning as well regarding Prof Dr KC's demands.


The talks this evening was positive and an understanding has been made to wrap up the issues on Thursday, according to National Planning Commission (NPC) Vice Chairman Prof Dr Govinda Raj Pokharel.

Chief Secretary Leelamani Poudyal and Prof Dr Pokharel held talks with Chairman of Nepal Medical Association Dr Anjani Kumar Jha and others who represented Prof Dr KC.

The government has authorised Prof Dr Pokharel and Paudel to negotiate with Prof Dr KC and his representatives.

Responding to Prof Dr KC's demands, an emergency meeting of cabinet had decided yesterday to withhold all activities regarding granting affiliation to new medical colleges until new policy and laws on sytematisation of medical education were enacted.

Likewise, the government has formed a high-level probe panel today to look into the alleged irregularities in affiliation granting.

The government has said it is ready to meet all lawful demands put forth by Prof Dr KC and asked him to end his hunger strike.

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