Dr Govinda KC ends hunger strike

KATHMANDU: Senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has ended his hunger strike on Tuesday, saying the country is currently in a big crisis.

He had begun fast-unto-death, demanding implementation of the  September 5 agreement, on September 19.

It was his seventh time hunger strike staged demanding reforms in Nepal’s medical sector.

Dr KC has been demanding that the government entirely implement the agreement signed with him.

According to the agreement, the government should have formed a Health Professional’s Education Commission (HPEC) under the leadership of Prime Minister. But, the Cabinet formed the Commission under the Education Minister.