As soon as the announcement was made public, KC sir has retorted that this is an insult to the whole movement led by him and to the aspirations of thirty million of Nepalis who are demanding quality medical education and health service.
Chitralekha Yadav, the education minister was the mastermind behind giving affiliations to two medical colleges by hoodwinking the PM and Chancellor Koirala. She had done it by brazenly changing the guiding documents of Kathmandu University in a hastily called meeting when PM was outside the country.
She has also repeatedly asked the TU officials to grant affiliation to more medical colleges in the Kathmandu valley.
She is also the one who is sitting atop the reports of two committees led by Jayram Giri and Ramesh Kanth Adhikari instead of implementing them. The cabinet had decided in this Mangsir to implement the reports and Education Ministry was supposed to execute the decision. One committee had advised to open new medical colleges outside the valley (even specifying preferred geographical regions) and the other had recommended a speedy formation of an independent medical university in the country.
Khagaraj Adhikari, the health minister was responsible for scandalous appointment of a tainted person as the head of Nepal Medical Council who, reportedly, subsequently gave favorable reports about the proposed medical colleges in Kathmandu.
This has further exposed the ineptitude of the government to understand the gravity of the situation and the seriousness of the people across the country who are now vocally supporting Dr. KC.
Likely, things will get worse before getting better.
Sir's health indicators are showing a steady but persistent downward trajectory but so far, he is in good spirits.
Meanwhile, I participated in the debate for BBC Nepali's program 'Nayan Nepal' to be aired tomorrow. They recorded it in their studio today, the other side was represented by Dr. Vanshidhar Mishra, a lawmaker from CPN (UML). Probably you can listen a short clip today and the whole debate tomorrow, so keep tuned to BBC at 8:45 pm today and tomorrow.
A huge gathering was held today in the premises of TUTH in solidarity to KC sir. Prof Chaintanya Mishra was also there for the gathering. A massive gathering coordinated by BBC's Rabinda Mishra is being held tomorrow at TUTH itself in an attempt to force the government to fulfill the demands of the movement at the earliest.
Keep tuned for more updates.
Some remarkable tweets today:
Dear PM jyu Now, don't tell us you are working on a win-win solution. This time, there is no two ways. We are all behind #Dr.GovindaKC.
— madhukar upadhya (@madhukaru) March 27, 2015
@ramsmahat are you going to act on Dr. Govinda KC's demands or side with medical mafia led by UML's Rajendra Pandey? #IamwithKC . You?
— Anil Bhattarai (@anilbhattarai) March 25, 2015
Even Mohan Shumser was sensitive to fasting BP Koirala. But Sushil Koirala is not towards hunger strike of Dr Govinda KC.
— ramesh nath pandey (@rameshnathpande) March 26, 2015
Solidarity continues ! Students reciting pomes supporting #ProfGKC Join the huge mass move at TUTH #Iamwithdrkc pic.twitter.com/Gsk93HPzjL
— Tara Ballav (@NepalChirp) March 27, 2015
I didn't believe in god. . . . . But then, I met Dr. Govinda KC. . #save_dr_gkc
— आयुष (O+ve) (@ayush_dhital) March 26, 2015
Singer Amrit Gurung in solidarity with #ProfGKC Wider community joining hand in hand. #IamwithDrKc pic.twitter.com/gugjZ96VYm
— Tara Ballav (@NepalChirp) March 26, 2015