Nepal | September 21, 2019

Dr KC breaks fast-unto-death on 14th day

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Dr Govinda KC ends his fast-unto-death, drinking from a glass of juice offered by an 18-month-old child, at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, on Sunday. Photo: THT

Dr Govinda KC ends his fast-unto-death, drinking from a glass of juice offered by an 18-month-old child, at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, on Sunday. Photo: THT

KATHMANDU: After National Planning Commission Vice-Chairman Govinda Raj Pokharel and Chief Secretary Somlal Subedi from the government side and Dr Govinda KC signed an 11-point agreement, the veteran orthopaedic  surgeon broke his hunger strike drinking juice from the hands Suvani Upreti and Phurba Dolmphu on Sunday.

The veteran orthopaedic surgeon had been staging hunger strike for the sixth time at the Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) putting forth eight-point demands.

Dr KC’s demands include implementation of Mathema report and formulation of a policy based on the report, formation of Medical Education Commission, determination of student quota, tution fee ceiling to come into effect from next academic session, end to political appointment of office-bearers in the Tribhuvan University and other academic institutions, implementation of past agreements, appointment of new office-bearers in Nepal Medical Council, Nepal Health Research Council and Sanskrit University on security and merti basis, action against former office-bearers of the Institute of Medicine indicted by the Jayaram Giri report and resumption of academic activities in Janaki Medical College and action against its directors among others.

 


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