Dr Govinda KC postpones fast-unto-death

KATHMANDU: The senior orthopaedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Dr Govinda KC, who had announced to launch the eighth fast-unto-death today, postponed his protest for two weeks.

KC deferred the agitation till February 7 after some civil society leaders urged him to do so.

"Some social leaders have handed over a petition to the government and the Parliament in support of my demands," Dr KC told THT Online over phone, "They have asked me to wait for two weeks."

"But, if they do something wrong within these two weeks also," he warned, "I will begin my hunger strike on any day."

According to the veteran surgeon, he would not budge from his stance until the government did not withdraw a bill, currently under discussion at the House, about the Man Mohan Health Science Academy.

"They were elected to work for interests of Nepali people," Dr KC said referring to the parliamentarians, "But, how can they carry out irresponsible works by abusing their authority?"

"The lawmakers should not have used the name of such a great leader (Man Mohan Adhikari) to line their pockets," he said, adding his struggle was against all irregularities and to establish a system in the health education sector in Nepal.