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: 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.