TU scraps affiliation of Kathmandu National Medical College

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Kathmandu, September 6

The Tribhuvan University on Wednesday decided to scrap the affiliation granted to Ghattekulo-based Kathmandu National Medical College.

The University scrapped the affiliation after a committee formed to probe the status of College submitted its report today. The Committee had decided to recommend the University to revoke the decision after its monitoring of the College this morning found that the facility failed to meet required standard.

“There was not a single patient at the teaching hospital. The pharmacy was closed,” says a member of the monitoring team and TU Administrator Parashu Ram Koirala.

There was only one doctor when the team had reached the hospital.

Earlier, the University had claimed it decided to give affiliation following an order from the Supreme Court.

“But, the monitoring found that the hospital was not approved from the Ministry of Health and it was not functioning. We concluded that the classes could not run this time, therefore we scrapped the decision to grant affiliation,” says TU Vice-Chancellor Tirtha Khaniya.

The College was accused of operating without meeting required criteria. Demands had been raised from various walks of life to scrap the decision to affiliate the College under political pressure.

Dr Govinda KC had warned of staging another indefinite hunger strike if the affiliation was not withdrawn.

Published on September 6th, Wednesday, 2017 3:51 PM

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