Dr KC’s health critical on 15th day of strike

Kathmandu, August 7

The health condition of Dr Govinda KC has become more critical.

It has been 15 days since he began his hunger strike demanding passage of the Medical Education Bill, but there is no sign his demand will be met.

According to Dr Divya Singh Shah, due to the fast-unto-death, his health condition is becoming more critical by the day. If it continues, there are chances that critical problems ill emerge in relation to his heart, kidney, liver and lungs. She informed that the amount of electrolyte — important for muscle contraction, energy generation, and almost every major biochemical reaction in the body — has become very low. The amount of oxygen in his body has also come down and this can give rise to a critical situation.  “Not only this, his sugar level and blood pressure are also decreasing,” she said.

Students of the Institute of Medicine took out a mass rally to the prime minister’s official residence in Baluwatar in support of Dr KC’s demand, today.

Nepali Medical Student Society and Nepal Resident Doctors Association organised a rally in which more than 150 students participated. Students chanted slogans demanding resolution of problems in medical education as soon as possible so as to stop Dr KC’s hunger strike and enable him to recover his health.

Dr. Suman Acharya informed that students rallied for an hour in front of the prime minister’s official residence in Baluwatar.