Dr KC breaks his 19th hunger strike

October 11, 2020 13:01 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Dr Govinda KC ended his 19th fast-unto-death  on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The government has urged senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC to withdraw his 19th hunger strike.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: As the government failed to reach an agreement with representatives of Dr Govinda KC, the Nepal Medical Association is preparing to unveil a series of nationwide protest programs in a bid to exert pressure on the government to fulfill Dr KC’s demand.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Sajha Party has expressed deep concern over the government’s unwillingness to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC who is on a fast-unto-death strike for the last 21 days.

Even the most shameless criminals cannot publicly say that Dr KC’s demands are ill-intentioned, irrational and impossible to address.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Friday morning met senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike demanding the government bring reform in the medical sector.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Artists from the Shilpee Theater on Wednesday performed a street drama at Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur expressing solidarity with the ongoing hunger strike of Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, Sep 28: Supporters of Dr Govinda KC have filed a complaint against Janak Raj Dahal, Chief District Officer of Kathmandu, and Senior Superintendent of Police Shyam Lal Gyawali,  chief of Metropolitan Police Range, Teku, at the National Human Rights Commission.

NHRC requests govt to save Dr KC’s life

September 25, 2020 16:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Sep 25: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has requested the government to save the life of senior orthopedic surgeon and anti-corruption crusader Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging hunger strikes demanding reforms in the country’s health sector.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Supporters of Dr Govinda KC took to the streets in Kathmandu on Thursday to express solidarity with the demands raised by him.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The supporters of Dr Govinda KC staged a protest expressing solidarity with Dr Govinda KC at Maitighar on Tuesday.

Why this cruelty against Dr KC?

September 21, 2020 16:03 pm

Instead of realizing the relevance of Dr KC’s call for reforms in health sector, the government has treated him in extremely cruel and hostile manner.

KATHMANDU, Sep 21: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, has refused to undergo health checkup, complaining that the government abducted him instead of fulfilling his demands.

His health deteriorates, government silent about his demands

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has been barred from providing voluntary service at a health post in the remote Dolpa district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The government is preparing to take action against those medical college owners who have been disobeying several decisions of the government relating to medical reforms.

Dr KC starts 17th hunger strike

November 4, 2019 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Crusader for medical education reform and senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC started his 17th fast-unto-death in Dadeldhura district on Monday. He started the hunger strike in Tufandada, headquarter of Dadeldhura with seven-point demands.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Bibeksheel Nepali Dal has expressed its solidarity with Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Govinda KC and medical students who have been agitating against "mafias" in the medical sector.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has urged the government to ensure democratic governance in the country.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Following appeals from various professionals, civil society leaders and politicians including former president Dr Ram Baran Yadav to save his life, Dr Govinda KC ended his fast-unto-death on Friday evening.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Dr Govinda KC has ended his hunger strike on the 24th day of his 16th hunger strike on Friday evening.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the professional organization of doctors, has announced a shutdown of all health services except emergency in government, public and private health facilities across the country on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The National Medical Education Bill was endorsed by the National Assembly, the upper house of parliament, on Thursday, paving the way for its implementation.

DHARAN, Feb 1: Doctors at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) on Thursday organized a rally in support of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who is currently undertaking his 16th fast-unto-death demanding crucial reforms in the medical education sector.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has said that Dr Govinda KC’s hunger strike has lost its relevance.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: As the condition of Dr Govinda KC deteriorates by the day, solidarity with his crusade is welling up in different quarters.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Dr Govinda KC’s condition has become critical and needs intensive care treatment, according to doctors attending to him. However, Dr KC, who was on the 21st day of his hunger strike on Tuesday, has refused intensive care, according to the doctors.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Doctors and health workers across the country are planning to halt all hospital services except for emergency if the government does not immediately address the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a hunger strike since January 9 demanding crucial reforms in the medical education sector.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Eminent citizens and supporters of Dr. Govinda KC have urged the parliamentarians of National Assembly to make amendments as per agreements between the state and Dr. KC before approving the medical education bill.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC on Thursday said that his struggle since 2012 was never targeted against any political party or group, any individual, organization or institution, but it was for establishing a proper system in medical education in the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The government has not shown any interest in addressing the demands of Dr Govinda KC even on the 13th day of his 16th fast-unto-death.

DHANGADHI, Jan 21: Nepali Congress spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma has said that the demands put forth by agitating Prof Dr Govinda KC were associated with the sentiment of all Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The National Resident Doctors Association (NRDA) and the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) have warned of strong protests to pressure the government to fulfill Dr Govinda KC's demands.

ILAM, Jan 9: Senior Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Govinda KC, who has been demanding reforms in the medical sector for a long time, has launched his 16th fast-unto-death in the district on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: A sub-committee under the Education and Health Committee of the Federal Parliament has agreed to forward the national medical education bill by meeting the spirit of agreement signed between the government and Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC on Monday warned that he will stage a 16th fast-unto-death if action is not taken against the guilty in the rape and murder of Nirma Panta and also if the agreements signed between him and the government are not implemented.

Dr KC presses govt to implement deal

October 7, 2018 06:45 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been continuously fighting for radical reforms in the medical education and health sector, has pressed the government to implement the agreements reached with him before ending his 15th fast-unto-death in July.

Dr KC threatens 16th hunger strike

September 27, 2018 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: ​Dr Govinda KC, who had ended his 15th fast-unto-death on the 27th day on July 26, has threatened to start yet another round of hunger strike citing 'government apathy toward implementing the agreements reached with him' at the time of ending the last strike.

KATHMANDU, August 28: As part of seeking feedback from experts and Dr Govinda KC on the National Medical Education Bill, the Education and Health Committee of parliament on Tuesday started seeking feedback from the members of the Task Force led by Prof Kedar Bhakta Mathema, former vice chancellor of Tribhuvan University.