Dr KC agrees to fly to Kathmandu after clashes erupt in Jumla

KATHMANDU: Clashes erupted in Jumla today over the government's decision to airlift medical activist Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a fast-unto-death for the last 20 days, without the latter's consent.

Many have been injured following protests against the government team forcefully entering the premises where Dr KC is staging protest.

Meanwhile, the doctor-on-strike has said that he will fly to Kathmandu to contain the situation. Dr KC got very emotional when he heard about the clashes and people getting hurt, Dr Bishad Dahal, KC's aide said. Dr KC, however, denied flying in the helicopter provided by government for his arrival to Kathmandu.

The Police Administration, in the meantime, has issued a warning asking Dr KC to obligingly board the aircraft sent by the government within ten minutes. The administration has further stated that they will be compelled to use force otherwise.

Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokhrel informed press that the doctor will be flown in to the capital and receive treatment here.

The Education Minister also stated that the Medical Education Bill will not be 'taken back' by the government at any cost. However, a few provisions can be discussed upon, said Pokhrel.