NHRC urges government to pay attention to Dr KC
KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to pay attention to the health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike for six days, demanding reforms in medical sector.
Issuing a statement today, NHRC Spokesperson Mohana Ansari drew the attention of government towards being serious about the sensitive issues relating to human rights raised by protesting Dr KC and save his life by making an effort to implement the agreements made between the senior orthopaedic surgeon and the government in the past.
The national human rights watchdog has also urged concerned authorities to be sensitive towards the right to health of public and urged them not to shut down any healthcare services.
The Commission has also written to the District Administration Office in Jumla to facilitate medical checkups on the protesting surgeon whose health is deteriorating.
Likewise, senior advocate and Chairperson of Transparency International Nepal, Hari Aryal, in a statement today demanded that Dr KC's life be saved by addressing his demands.
Dr KC is on a hunger strike in Jumla.