Affiliation of Kathmandu National Medical College annulled



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Council meeting of Tribhuvan University today cancelled the affiliation of Kathmandu National Medical College. The legitimate action has been taken on this final decision after a series of events, under the pressure and demands from all sides including Nepal Medical Association, Dr. Govind KC’s pleadings, public and media demands. The executive committee of the TU scrapped the temporary affiliation of National Medical College after the examinaion committe submitted the report of the imsufficient infrasrucutre and other criteria.

Former health minister and Nepali Congress lawmaker Gagan Thapa had filed a motion of public litigation in Parliament over the issue. Dr Govinda KC had warned of staging on Saturday for launching yet another hunger strike if the government did not  take any action on the impropoer affiliation.

Previously, Tribhuvan University had defended its decision by releasing a press release on account of the order given by Supreme Court to grant the temporary affiliation to the college.

 TU had decided to put the decision of granting affiliation to Kathmandu National Medical College “on hold” on September 3rd and said that decision to grant affiliation to National Medical College “will not be implemented for now”.  

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, in his capacity as the TU chancellor, had also summoned Vice-chancellor Tirtha Raj Khaniya, and instructed him to scrap the decision to grant affiliation the medical college.

Earlier on August 31, declaring the affiliation granted to the Kathmandu National Medical College as illegal, the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) had demanded an immediate annulment of the decision. The TU granted affiliation to the medical college on August 27, on the fourth day of Dr Govinda KC’s 11th fast-unto-death demanding that no new medical colleges should be allowed in Kathmandu Valley for the next 10 years.