Locals showing their solidarity with the Save Dr Govinda KC Campaign at Ghantaghar Chok in Birgunj, on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Photo: RSS
: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday has urged various medical organisations to ensure that health services at all institutions of the nation are delivered uninterrupted.
Issuing a statement today, the constitutional human rights watchdog expressed serious concerns towards the protest launched by various professional organisations including the Nepal Medical Association in solidarity with the fast-unto-death of Dr Govinda KC.
Health services except the emergency ones were shut across the nation for one hour on Thursday and for two hours today upon the call by NMA.
In the statement, the NHRC has said millions of lives would be at risk due to such protests which halt health services.
Reminding that the Constitution has also guaranteed citizen's right to health, the constitutional body has further appealed to the doctors and others carry out protests keeping professional ethics in mind.
Meanwhile, the statement said the NHRC was continuously monitoring Dr KC's fast-unto-death, and repeatedly appealing to the stakeholders to solve the problem through talks.
It has already been 20 days since Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital's senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC is on his 10th fast-unto-death demanding reforms in medical education of the country.