Himalayan News Service
Medical students selected for Doctor of Medicine programme today staged demonstrations and picketed the vice-chancellor's office at Tribhuvan University.
The agitating students also handed over a memorandum to TU Vice-chancellor Tirtha Raj Khaniya regarding extra fees charged by TU affiliated medical colleges for post graduate courses. “Medical colleges have moved the Supreme Court for its verdict on the issue. We will do our best from our side so that students can pursue post graduate courses in medical education for Rs 22 lakhs,” said Khaniya.
The agitating students have put forth a three-point demand. They have demanded that Tribhuvan University take necessary action against medical colleges that have been charging more than the government prescribed fee for post graduate courses. They have demanded that TU scrap affiliation of such medical colleges.
Doctors Society of Nepal, Government Doctors Association Nepal, Free Students Union, Residents Association of NAMS, National Residents Doctors Association, Junior Residents Welfare Society, National Doctors Association of Nepal and Solidarity for Dr KC Alliance in a joint press release have also demanded that the students be allowed to pursue medical education as per the fees fixed by the government earlier on April 6.
Source: The Himalayantimes