KATHMANDU, Oct 6: A government team on Tuesday visited Dr Govinda KC who is on the 23rd day of his 19th fast-unto-death seeking reforms in Nepal’s medical education sector.
The team led by secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Gopinath Mainali, met Dr KC at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) and got informed about the demands raised by the agitating senior orthopedic surgeon who started his 19th hunger strike from Jumla earlier on Sept 14. He was later brought to Kathmandu on September 22.
The government team also urged Dr KC to break his hunger strike given the worsening situation of the global pandemic of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “He [ Dr KC] proposed holding talks by forming a negotiation committee,” said Secretary Mainali.
Mainali also said that he will convey the message of Dr KC to the government in this regard.
The team also comprised ministry’s spokesperson Dipak Sharma and Under-secretary Laxmi Khadka.