KATHMANDU: Medical activist and senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC's health has further deteriorated on the 21st day of his sixteenth fast unto death.
KC has become weaker on the 20th day of his strike and he has limited his interactions, hospital sources say.
The medical activist was brought to Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital Kathmandu from Ilam, where he began his latest agitation, after the level of glucose in the doctor’s body had fallen by one third and ‘Ketone’ was detected in his urine. Dr KC resumed his strike at the TUTH.
Meanwhile, leaders of various political parties, members of civil society and other well-wishers have reached the TUTH to take stock of the agitating doctor's health.
Likewise, the umbrella organisation of medical and dental doctors in the country, Nepal Medical Association he Nepal Medical Association (NMA), have been staging a relay hunger strike at TUTH premises from Monday. The hospital administration, however, has requested the doctors to refrain from such activities.
On Friday, lawmakers of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), ignoring KC's latest plea to fully honour the previous agreement, endorsed a revised bill in the House of Representatives amid opposition's obstruction, and more importantly, sidelining the previous agreement reached between Prime Minister KP Sharma OIi and Dr KC at the end of his 15th hunger strike on July 26.