Kathmandu, July 8: The Tribhuvan University (TU) Executive Council has appointed Prof. Dr Kumud Kumar Kafle the Dean of the TU Institute of Medicine (IoM).
The appointment was in response to a hunger strike by Prof. Dr Govinda KC, calling for fulfilling the vacant post of dean and other senior officers at the Institute.
A meeting of the Council held late Saturday evening decided to appoint Mr Kafle to the post. However, Dr KC accusing the Council of trying to cheat him by not making appointments on other vacant posts has warned of continuing the protest.It is learnt that Dr Kafle is retiring after five weeks due to age-limit.
Institute employees have been expressing concern over a delay in appointing in the posts of dean, assistant dean, campus chief, and assistant campus chief which were lying vacant for the past 18 months.
They have demanded disciplinary action against those Institute officers found guilty in the irregularities, corruption and misappropriation from the post and a fair appointment in the vacant posts through competition. It is learnt that health condition of Dr KC is deteriorating.