Senior orthopedic surgeon and the crusader of medical education reforms in Nepal, Dr Govinda KC, has won millions of admirers since he first started hunger strike to get the government address his demands in 2012.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Medical reform crusader Dr Govinda KC refused to fly to Kathmandu when police officials reached Dadeldhura District Hospital on Monday to bring him to the capital. Police officials flew in a helicopter to Dadeldhura on the 8th day of Dr KC's hunger strike to bring the agitating doctor to Kathmandu but returned back empty-handed.
DADELDHURA, Nov 11: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda Kc has said that every citizen should get access to health and education, but this is still a pie in the sky for many in the country because of the government's apathy.
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Dr Govinda KC has announced that he would start his 17th hunger strike from November 4 to press his six demands for medical sector reforms including the appointment of professionals in the leadership of academic institutions.
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who on Monday retired from the TU Teaching Hospital, has warned of starting fresh hunger strikes if his demands for reforms in the medical education sector are not met.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The main opposition, Nepali Congress raised concerns over the KP Sharma Oli led government's steps to subdue democracy by boasting a two-thirds majority. Following opposition of Nepali Congress, the parliament has been adjourned until February 3.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli should step down from his post on moral grounds for not implementing the agreement signed at Oli's own initiative.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Hunger striker Prof Dr Govinda KC has commented that the National Medical Education Bill, endorsed by the House of Representatives (HOR) today, could not find the ways for long-term reforms in medical education.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: In his letter to parliamentarians, Dr. Govinda KC, who is on the 16th day of his 16th fast-unto-death, has urged the elected representatives to be answerable toward their voters before endorsing the revised Medical Education Bill.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The resident doctors at the government-run medical institutions and academics have warned that they would boycott outpatient services from January 25 in support of the hunger strike staged by senior orthopedic surgeon Dr. Govinda KC if the government did not heed his demands for crucial reforms in the medical education sector. Dr. KC’s hunger strike was on 15th day on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Former Vice Presidents of National Planning Commission, Swarnim Wagle and Govinda Raj Pokharel, have expressed their solidarity with Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Govinda KC who has been staging 16th hunger strike for the past two weeks.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has drawn the attention of the government toward the deteriorating health condition of Dr Govinda KC, who is currently in the 11th day of his 16th fast-unto-death for reforms in the medical education sector.
KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Dr Govinda KC, who was staging fast-unto-death in Ilam, was airlifted to Kathmandu on Thursday midnight and admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the TU Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj. His condition is critical but stable, according to doctors involved in his treatment.
DANG, Jan 18: Crusader for medical education reform Dr Govinda KC has garnered support from people across the country. Many organizations, civil society groups and rights activists have come forward to express their solidarity with him.
ILAM, Jan 17: On the ninth day of Dr. Govinda KC's fast-unto-death hunger strike, former vice chancellor of Tribhuvan University, Kedar Bhakta Mathema, former chief justice Sushila Karki, former speaker, Damannath Dhungana and activist Dr. Abhishek Raj Singh are leaving for Ilam to express solidarity with Dr. KC.
KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Expressing serious concern over the Oli government’s lack of response to the ongoing fast-unto-death by Dr Govinda KC, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has warned the government not to underestimate the protest as the doing of just one individual.
ILAM, Jan 14: Amid quick deterioration of Dr. Govinda KC's health condition, doctors fear that he might soon be shifted to a hospital that provides intensive care -- a specialty the Ilam Hospital currently lacks, according to Dr. Bijendra Kumar Shah.
KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Phasing out the intermediate level courses under the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) has stood as an obstacle for the government to complete a draft of the Medical Education Bill as per the understanding reached with Dr Govinda KC, a crusader for reforms in the medical education sector.
SIRAHA, Dec 11: Known for his crusade for reforms in the country's medical education, senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has conducted free health camps in poverty-stricken settlements in Siraha district. Dr KC who arrived here in Lahan on Sunday, provided free health check-up to the locals in two nearby settlements of poor and marginalized communities on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Dr Govinda KC, who was being treated at the CCU of Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center in Maharajgunj since Monday after developing chest problem, was discharged on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Medical sector reforms crusader Dr Govinda KC was hospitalized on Monday after developing chest problems. He is being treated at the critical care unit (CCU) of the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center in Maharajgunj.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Miffed at the government's repeated failure to implement the agreements reached with him on various issues related to medical education reforms, Dr Govinda KC has decided to launch a fresh hunger strike if his ultimatum to implement the deals is ignored.Close aides of Dr KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), said he will stage his 16th hunger strike if the past deals reached with him are not implemented within a three-week deadline.
KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Dr Govinda KC has demanded the resignation of Minster for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel, accusing the minister of indulging in irregularities and showing indifference toward implementing the agreement signed with him in July.
KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The budget session of parliament concluded Thursday without endorsing the Medical Education Bill as per the government’s agreement with Dr Govinda KC, the crusader for reforms in medical education. Dr KC warned on September 26 that he would stage his 16th fast-unto-death to exert pressure for the fulfillment of his demands.