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Monday, 24 July 2017

Dr Govinda KC to stage 11th hunger strike

Posted by Anup Baral | June 24, 2017 :
Dr Govinda KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH),Institute of Medicine (IoM), is all set to stage his 11th fast-unto-death from Monday. “Dr KC has decided to stage the strike from tomorrow,” said Dr Jivan Kshetry, who has been supporting Dr KC in all the past fast-unto-death strikes, told Republica on Sunday evening. “We have requested him not to go for the strike. But he is determined,” he added. His six-day ultimatum issued on May 17 to the government to address his two-point demand expired two months ago. However, he postponed his scheduled strikes due to the local level elections. Dr KC, who is also a professor at IoM, has now demanded that the government bring the Medical Education Act, slash fees of postgraduate courses in medicine from Rs 3.1 million to Rs 2.1 million, revoke Tribhuvan University decision on medical education, appoint four assistant deans at IOM and a campus chief immediately and probe the irregularities of TU officials and take action against them.

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