KATHMANDU, Sep 21: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, has refused to undergo health checkup, complaining that the government abducted him instead of fulfilling his demands.
Dr KC has been admitted to the ICU of the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) since late Saturday night. On the sixth day of his hunger strike, he was “forcefully” taken to the hospital by government authorities.
In a video posted on Solidarity for Prof Govinda KC page on Facebook, Dr KC is heard saying that he will refuse all sorts of medical treatments. “Instead of fulfilling my demands, the government has abducted me. I will refuse all kinds of treatment.”
Issuing a statement on the health condition of Dr KC, the hospital said that his health is deteriorating fast, but he has refused to undergo health checkup.
“He has chest pain. His blood pressure is severely low. And the glucose level in his blood is low,” according to doctors attending to Dr KC.