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An Appeal for Solidarity with Prof. Govind KC, a powerful symbol of positive change

इनेप्लिज २०७३ मंसिर १८ गते ३:२४ मा प्रकाशित

prof Gopi Upreti

Prof Dr Govind KC carried out ten hunger strikes in the last four years to establish affordable quality medical education in the country through appropriate government policy and mechanism by curbing medical mafias’ rampant illegal medical business manifested through opening of the new medical colleges and hospitals without meeting the basic physical and academic infrastructures needed to conduct medical education and medical practices. The tentacles of medical mafia have reaches to every echelon of power centers (politicians, government bureaucrats, businessmen, greedy medical doctors and even the regulating and monitoring institutions such as medical council and likes).

If government and the concerned agencies including health ministry, education ministry and Tribhuvan University had implemented past agreements and the recommendations of Mathema Commission in good faith, the current unfortunate situation would not have occurred. This is interesting to note, despite, government agencies’ commitments to implement recommended policy prescriptions of Mathema Commission, why it is not happening, why they are not implemented? This clearly indicates that the medical mafia is so powerful that it has a total control over those who are entrusted with regulation, implementation and monitoring medical education and hospital practices.

Some politicians like minister Gagan Thapa, shamelessly shed crocodile’s tears to capitalize on the sentiment of people and the supporters of Dr..KC to get on the limelight but when they can make some meaningful decisions, they turned out to be the antithesis of what they stood for. The power of money has become so powerfully pervasive that it can buy and sell any politician, any powerful high offices (appointments such as commissioners, diplomats, ambassadors and the likes).

Let us not forget that Prof. KC is fighting against all these odds. It is only with the character, commitment and the personality of Prof. KC and his likes that can instill and cultivate optimism for the positive changes in those who believe that it is possible to overcome such odds and make meaningful changes if we stand together in solidarity with Prof. KC. Let us call upon and urge all likeminded people and organizations to issue statements for the support of Prof. KC’s cause and save his life.


Prof. Gopi Upreti

Fairfax, Virginia