Dr KC starts 19th hunger strike in Jumla

Published On: September 14, 2020 04:38 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

The senior orthopedic surgeon has put forward a five-point demand  to the government  

KATHMANDU, Sep 14: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has started his 19th fast-unto-death in Jumla district, demanding the government make appointments at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) on seniority basis, and introduce reforms in the medical sector.

Dr KC, who has been fighting for reforms in the medical sector, has put forward a five-point demand to the government before announcing a hunger strike for the 19th time.

Issuing a press statement, Dr KC said that the government has shown apathy to fulfilling past agreements to reform the medical sector of the country. “The government should start academic sessions at Geta Medical College and Rapti Academy of Health Sciences,” he said.

Dr KC has also demanded the government start preparations to establish government medical colleges and hospitals in Doti, Dadeldhura, Udayapur, Illam and Panchthar.

“The government should make amendments to the Medical Education Act as per the agreement reached two years ago,” he said, adding that he had no other option than to go for a hunger strike as the government didn’t fulfill the past agreements signed with him.

“I have come this far for a fast-unto-death as the local administration obstructed my program,” he said.

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