NA drops plan to airlift ailing doc

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Army on Wednesday dropped its plan to airlift Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu.

According to Spokesperson for the Nepali Army Gokul Bhandari, a chopper and a team of doctors were on standby to bring Dr KC to Kathmandu, but following the ‘order from higher officers’ they had to cancel the plan.

He said he had no idea why the plan was dropped. Dr Prabin Kumar Giri, vice-chair of NMA Jumla chapter, said they had no information about the government’s plan to airlift Dr KC to Kathmandu for treatment.  Giri said Dr KC did not want to be airlifted to Kathmandu until his demands were met.

According to a source, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokhrel on Tuesday held a meeting in Baluwatar till midnight discussing ways to end Dr KC’s hunger strike.