Dr KC airlifted from Jumla

Published On: July 19, 2018 03:46 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 19: Dr Govinda KC has been airlifted from Jumla to Kathmandu on Thursday afternoon amid protests at the Karnali Institute of Health Sciences (KAHS). Dr KC agreed to return to Kathmandu after the forceful intervention of the local administration injured several students and nurses at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, where he was staging an indefinite hunger strike since the last 20 days.

After dozens of people got injured, Dr KC agreed to come to Kathmandu. "I cannot see students being injured, instead I will fly to Kathmandu," said Dr KC.

Dozens, including students and nurses, have been injured in clashes with the security personnel at Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health Sciences.

“The government should not act like hooligans and resort to vandalism. I will go to Kathmandu rather than watch my innocent supporters get thrashed brutally,” Dr KC’s aide BishalDahal quoted him as saying.

Hundreds of police personnel deployed under the directive of Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Naresh Bhandari barged into the hospital and started thrashing demonstrators with batons.

According to our district correspondent DB Buda, over two dozen people including nurses, civil society leaders and locals, who were staging protests against the government’s decision, were injured in the clashes

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