Kathmandu, October 7
Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopaedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, who launched his 13th hunger strike on Thursday, today complained of muscle cramps and dizziness.
“Dr KC complained of dizziness and muscle cramps. However, no one has been assigned for the health check-up of the agitating doctor,” said Dr Abhishek Raj Singh, one of the members attending to Dr KC.
“The government has so far taken no initiative to hold talks with Dr KC,” added Singh.
Dr KC has been demanding an immediate passage of the Medical Education Bill as per the recommendations made by the Mathema-led panel and his suggestions. He has also demanded that medical colleges follow the fee structure set by the government for MBBS course. He has sought removal of the dean and vice-chancellor of Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.
In addition, Dr KC has also demanded immediate resumption of classes at Karnali Institute of Health Sciences and establishment of medical colleges in Doti, Dadeldhura, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Udaypur, Panchthar and Terathum, among other districts.
Earlier, Dr Kc had ended his 12th hunger strike just after two days.
A version of this article appears in print on October 08, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.