Dr Govinda KC continues his fast-unto-death on the 11th day, Wednesday, on the premises of the TU Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj. He started 10th hunger strike from November 13 after Dr KP Singh was appointed dean of the TU’s Institute of Medicine violating seniority. (Bijay Gajmer/Republica)
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Resident doctors at the Institute of Medicine (IoM) have decided to boycott Out-patient Department (OPD) service from Friday to exert pressure on the government to heed demands raised by Dr Govinda KC.
The decision of the doctors comes after Dr KC's health started worsening. Dr KC, a senior professor at the IoM, is on a prolonged hunger strike since last 12 days putting forth six-point demands including appointment of dean at IoM on the basis of seniority.
Issuing a statement, the TUTH Chapter of National Resident Doctors Association has appealed to all the faculties, doctors, nurses and employees to support the move ‘intended at saving the life of Dr KC.’
However, the OPD service will continue as there are other doctors, too, providing the service at the TUTH.
Every day over 1,600 patients have been getting healthcare service at the TUTH.