The Women, Children and Senior Citizen Committee under the Legislature-Parliament has approved the Medical Education Bill-2073.
Endorsement of the Bill is one of the major demands of agitating senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC who has been staging fast-unto-death for the 11th time since July 24. He has reiterated the demands pertaining to the overall reform of the health and medical education sectors in the country.
The meeting of the Committee held in Singha Durbar passed the Bill by considering the disputed clause in the report relating to the Bill that was submitted by a task force formed to submit the final Bill with amendment.
Committee Chair Ranju Kumari Jha stated that the Bill was formulated as per the spirit of the Mathema Task Force.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education Gopal Man Shrestha is to table the proposal in the parliamentary meeting to be held on coming Tuesday to endorse the Bill through Parliament.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had asked the concerned authorities to seek resolutions when it comes to addressing the demands put forth by Dr KC.
The National Human Rights commission has urged the government to protect the life of Dr. Gobinda KC.
After visiting Dr. K C by a team of the commission, it appealed to the government to address the demands of Dr. KC and save his life as his health is deteriorating day by day due to the hunger strike.