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Monday, 14 August 2017

Dr Govinda KC's 11th hunger strike longest so far

Posted by Anup Baral | August 14, 2017 :
Dr KC has so far spent 143 days in five years fasting-unto-deaths for vital reforms in the medical education sector. However, the government is yet to meet all his demands. His ongoing 11th hunger strike became his longest one so far on Monday. Dr KC now needs special treatment in ICU as his condition is very critical, according to doctors looking after him. “ He can no longer speak and is being given regular oxygen with a mask,” they said. Meanwhile, Ranju Jha, chairperson of the parliamentlary Women, Children Senior Citizen and Social Welfare Committee, said publicly on Monday that she would not forward the Medical Education bill to parliament for discussion. The team engaged in talks on behalf of Dr KC called on senior leaders of the CPN-UML today, urging them to address his demands. Jha belongs to CPN-UML. Dr KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), began his 11th fast-unto-death from July 24; pressing various demands, including bringing in a Medical Education Act.

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