Dr Govinda KC admitted to hospital

Published On: January 14, 2019 11:00 AM NPT By: Bhim Chapagain

ILAM, Jan 14: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC was admitted to District Hospital in Ilam on Monday morning with complaints of breathing difficulty, doctors involved in the treatment said.

Dr KC was rushed to the hospital at 9 am after the doctors detected his heartbeat irregular. Dr Ram Krishna Acharya, who is involved in the treatment, said that Dr KC is having chest infection and tonsil.

It has been six days since he started his 16th hunger strike in Ilam district in eastern Nepal. Doctor said that KC's health condition has been deteriorating for the past few days.

KC started the hunger strike citing 'government apathy toward implementing the agreements reached with him' at the time of ending the last strike. He has been staging fast-unto-death for years to press the government to bring about radical reforms in the medical education sector.

Dr KC has been opposing the National Medical Education Bill which is now under the discussion in the Parliament. He has expressed his serious objection to the government for not implementing the agreements. “In the course of ending the 27-day-long Satyagraha, it had been agreed on the instruction of Prime Minister KP Oli and in the presence of NCP deputy leader Subas Nembang and NCP General Secretary Bishnu Paudel to pass the bill by including all our suggestions,” Dr KC said ahead of his hunger strike.


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