Civil society leaders and students to march in Phidim in solidarity with Dr KC

PANCHTHAR: In a bid to draw governments’ attention in addressing the demands of Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Dr Govinda KC, civil society leaders and students have decided to march in Phidim, Panchthar on Friday.

According to activists, preparations of various events to mount pressure on government to address demands of Dr KC who has entered 9th day of his 16th hunger strike are in full swing.

Various concerned institutions and people will participate in the afternoon rally, organisers said.

DR KC's health deteriorates

ILAM: A medical team from BP Koirala Health Science Institute (BPKHS) in Dharan has examined the health of Dr Govinda KC today.

The team reached Ilam from Dharan following the instructions of DPM and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav.

Meanwhile, at a press meet in Kathmandu, Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa urged government to pass the National Medical Education Bill in line with the agreement the government had reached with Dr KC earlier.