Futures on hold

Sitting behind an autoclaving machine, a pot in which water boils at a higher temperature than its normal boiling point, Suman Maharjan, 26, vents his frustration. It has been six months since he completed his fourth semester examinations, and had the sterilisation equipment needed to conduct his Master’s thesis been readily available, he would have been done with his studies. His thesis aims to find the effect antibiotics have on bacteria, but with the labs at the Central Department of Microbiology at Tribhuvan Universty running low on supplies, the progress has been laboured. Futures on hold
Binod Ghimire
Published at : January 23, 2016

Binod Ghimire

Binod Ghimire covers parliamentary affairs and human rights for The Kathmandu Post. Since joining the Post in 2010, he has reported primarily on social issues, focusing on education and transitional justice.