KATHMANDU, Oct 8: A government team is currently holding talks with the representatives of Dr Govinda KC who is staging a hunger strike, seeking drastic reforms in the country’s medical education.
The meeting is taking place at the Ministry of Education in Singha Durbar. On Wednesday evening, the government formed a three-member committee to hold talks with senior orthopedic surgeon Dr KC.
The government committee led by Secretary Gopinath Mainali has Dr Gunaraj Lohani, joint-secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population, and Dr Dilip Sharma, director at Medical Education Commission as members.
Dr KC has been staging the hunger strike for the past 25 days to exert pressure on the government to implement the agreements reached with him in the past. There have been calls from various quarters to address his demands and save Dr KC's life as the government failed to show any proactive initiative to end his fast-unto-death.
Dr KC's supporters have also formed a four-member talks team led by Dr Jiban Chhetri to hold talks with the government. The panel has Dr Anjani Kumar Jha, Dr Lochan Karki and Om Prakash Aryal as members.