Dr Govinda KC threatens fresh hunger strike

DOLAKHA: Senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has warned to stage fresh hunger strike if his seven-point demands are not met by the government, after arriving at Charikot, in Dolakha, on Tuesday.

Organising a press meet yesterday, Dr KC, who had already staged 16th hunger strike, gave an ultimatum to the government to address his demands by October 25.

He further warned that if his demands are not addressed on the stipulated time he would stage hunger strike from October 30 until his demands are met by PM Oli-led government.

"I do not have any immediate plans to return to Kathmandu. So I can stage fast-unto-death at any district," Dr KC, who has been demanding reforms in the medical sector, shared.

After arriving in the district, Dr KC visited a proposed primary health post at Charikot Hospital and took stock of the situation from the visiting patients yesterday.

He also visited Bhim Higher Secondary School where he graduated from his SLC (School Leaving Certificate) examination in 1975. Dr KC then went to visit a famous religious Bhimeshwor temple before leaving for his maternal house at Jhule in Tamakoshi Rural Municipality-2 in the district.

Dr KC, who recently retired from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) after serving for 26 years, made a stopover at his maternal house in Dolakha on the way to his birthplace in Ramechhap.

After staying in the maternal house for two days, Dr KC plans to visit his birthplace at Makadum in the neighbouring Ramachapp district.