Can’t force Sharma out unless he resigns voluntarily: VC
Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University Hira Maharjan has said that TU Service Council (TSC) can implement Education Minister Madav Paudel’s instructions only if Dean of Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Sashi Sharma resigns from his post.
Minister Paudel in the capacity of pro-chancellor of TU had instructed TSC on Sunday to revert its earlier decision to appoint Sharma as the Dean of IOM.
Talking to Setopati Sunday evening, Vice Chancellor Maharjan said, “There is no way we can force Sharma out of his post unless he voluntarily resigns.”
Defending TSC’s decision to appoint Sharma as the Dean of Institute of Medicine Maharjan said, “He was appointed Dean following all due processes and no one has raised moral question against him so far.”
Maharjan further clarified: Once the TSC appoints Dean following all due processes for a four-year term, there is no provision in the regulations for his ouster.
He also requested Dr Govinda KC to give up his fast-unto-death campaign and try to resolve problems facing the hospital through dialogues.
Following Sharma’s appointment as the Dean of the Institute of Medicine, popularly known as Teaching Hospital , Dr Govinda KC, a respected doctor at the institute has staged fast-onto-death.
Dr KC has demanded Dean Sharma’s resignation and end to political interference in the IOM.
Doctors across the country have halted health services, except emergency service, expressing solidarity with Dr KC.
No ground to criticise budget: PM Oli
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the comment that the budget tabled by the Government on Saturday was of 'huge size' and 'distributive' does not hold any substance. Speaking at the parliamentary party meeting of his party, the CPN-UML at the UML PP office in New Baneswor today, he said the comments have come just because of a result of the trend that an opposition party has to express disagreement over the ruling parties' act.
NRA, quake-hit agree to release govt promised relief amounts
The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has signed an agreement with 36,287 affected households of 10 districts hit by the April 25, 2015 earthquake to distribute the relief amounts announced by the government. "Every family who signed the agreement to receive the relief will be provided with the first installment of Rs 50,000 of the Rs 200,000 to reconstruct damaged house, after reaching an agreement with a bank for transaction," said NRA spokesperson Ram Prasad Thapaliya.
Budget violating fiscal discipline can't be implemented: NC
The Nepali Congress has concluded that the budget for the fiscal year 2016/17 brought by violating the fiscal discipline could not be implemented. A joint meeting of the NC Parliamentary Party and central committee held at the Legislature-Parliament Building at New Baneshwor this morning determined that it would only be limited to imagination as the budget has no policy and structural-level arrangement for the implementation.
Women should unite for implementation of the constitution: Speaker Gharti
Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar today said that all women should unite for the implementation of the new constitution. Speaking at a program organised to mark the 21st establishment day of the Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) in the capital, the Speaker stressed the need for women to work together to enforce their rights granted by the constitution, while continuing to fight for other rights.
Budget draws mixed reactions
Leaders from various political parties, former finance ministers and business community have given their mixed reactions over the new budget the government unveiled on Saturday. Chairman of the ruling partner CPN (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the government has done its best to bring the balanced and pro-people budget which would significantly help enforce the constitution and address the matters of reconstruction and peace process.
Apology accepted! But does it matter?
The universal declaration of human rights came into existence to protect people from the state or a powerful institution. It’s a legacy of the Second World War, where states were the perpetrators. Nevertheless, the HRW report rightfully provides context and fairness by including violent attacks by protesters on police and termed it, “criminal attacks on defenseless police".
The Constitution is Not a Magic Elixir
Since federalism is a demand so closely tied to the new Constitution, this is not something both sides seem willing to give up on. Neither, however, do they seem to be able to come up with a mutually satisfactory solution. Nepali politics is adept at stonewalling, and this is something that could potentially continue for the next half century, in the manner of Burma, which is dealing with the exact same promise made of federalism to ethnic minorities, but which never came to fruition.
Pain that speaks
Without understanding why I was crying, the poor child would wipe the tears off my eyes. But I could sense that she took it as role play where she became my mamma and I her baby. "Everything will be ok. Don’t worry," she would say in her limited speech. But I could not tell her that what was aching me was the fear of having to leave her midway of our journey, of leaving her grow in the absence of her mother.
Make Your Intention Prevention
Many of these infections can be prevented when simple practices are used in hospitals and OPDs. The single most important way to prevent hospital-acquired infection is proper hand washing. The hands of nurses and doctors could become common sources of infection as they touch many things in the hospital as well as patients themselves.
Dr Andrew Trotter
A right time to look for alternative fuel
Nepal’s march to cleaner energy is not only expected but essential as an alternative to petroleum products is strongly felt among public and political circle.
I'm with Dr KC, are you?
Since the past few years, KC has fought to bring reforms in Nepal's medical education sector. As a medical student myself, I understand and fully support the demands raised by him.