Dr Govinda KC today filed a right to information (RTI) petition at the Ministry of Education, along with Om Prakash Aryal, an advocate, Dr Abhishek Raj Singh and Binod Aryal who have also signed the petition.
The petition is filed demanding information regarding the affiliation granted to Kathmandu National Medical College by the Tribhuvan University.
The petitioners have also demanded for a copy of the letter sent by the education ministry to Nepal Medical Council to grant affiliation to KNMC, decision made by the Supreme Court on KNMC, files and documents related to the medical college at the ministry, and the name, designation and responsibilities of officials involved in taking the decision.
Similarly, in another RTI petition registered yesterday at the President’s Office, Dr KC’s team has demanded information regarding the status of medical education ordinance and the cause behind delay in endorsing it. “We have been told that the information will be given on Thursday,” said Dr Singh.
The Cabinet had endorsed the ordinance on medical education on October 23 and had decided to send it to the president for authentication.
If the ordinance is implemented then it will put a suspension on th establishment of any new medical college for next 10 years. Dr KC has given a statement if the president doesn’t authenticate the ordinance within 7 days, a new hunger strike will be launched.