Kathmandu, Nepal: Responding to the widespread condemnation, Tribhuvan University (TU) has scrapped affiliation granted to the controversial Ghattekulo of Kathmandu based Kathmandu National Medical College (KNMC).
The TU has made the decision made the decision to scrap the affiliation upholding the recommendation of the committee formed by the TU to investigate over the controversies surrounded over the KNMC.
The probe panel formed under the leadership of Sanat Devkota comprising Dr Prashant Bhatta and Parshu Ram Koirala as members to probe about the controversies. The probe panel had categorically recommended scrapping KNMC’s affiliation.
The probe panel has a conclusion that the KNMC didn’t meet basic requirements necessary to run the hospital and the medical college.
Following the decision of the TU, senior orthopedic doctor Govinda KC backtracked from the decision to launch another hunger strike.
Dr. KC, who had already completed 11th hunger strike demanding reform in the medical education sector including the demand to scrap the affiliation of the KNMC, had challenged to launch his 12th hunger strike if the affiliation granted to the KNMC was not annulled.